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Remnant of Lower farm south of Goshen

Yes, I get curious when I see an old farmhouse while driving in the countryside. There is a story to go with every building. I did a little research and found out the photo shows the old Lower farmhouse on … Continue reading

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Old cemetery sits at the county line

This cemetery, the County Line Lutheran Cemetery, has the look and feel of a very old and historic cemetery. It sits at the Whitley-Huntington County line near the intersection of state roads 114 and 5. It is about 6 miles … Continue reading

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Old farmhouse in Elkhart County

One door closes, another one opens. It happens once in a while when researching history. I was trying to locate the former Murray farm on County Road 30, west of Goshen, in Elkhart County. I saw in the architectural survey … Continue reading

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Road has historical significance in Kosciusko County

I know, this is a photo of a freshly blacktopped rural road. But this particular road has some historical significance in Kosciusko County. More specifically, this is County Road 700 North east of Leesburg. Off in the distance to the … Continue reading

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Possible remnant of trail near North Webster

Remnants of Native American trails are very difficult, if not impossible, to find. Obviously the topography has changed much in close to 200 years. Fields have been plowed, housing developments built, cities and towns have grown, etc. I was with … Continue reading

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Former location of Chief Flat Belly

Our local history dates prior to the arrival of white settlers. We know Native Americans lived in the area. Several relics such as arrowheads and more have been found scattered throughout the area. We also know the Miami tribe lived … Continue reading

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Historic road north of Syracuse

One of the more interesting historical roads, at least for me, would be the old Goshen-Huntington State Road. It dates to the very early years of settlement in the area in the 1830s. As the name implies, it connected Huntington … Continue reading

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Remnant of power plant in Baintertown area

Elkhart County has a nice county parks system and one of those is the River Preserve County Park. It was formed in the early 1970s after NIPSCO donated some land to Elkhart County Parks. Shown is a building that was … Continue reading

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Old Rodibaugh School still stands in Elkhart County

A few of the old one-room schoolhouse buildings still stand in Elkhart County and elsewhere. When we look at schools today we see a tremendous amount of change for sure since the old schoolhouses were in use. This building is … Continue reading

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Remnant of county road in Elkhart County

Last week I talked about a road remnant in Kosciusko County. This week I move to the neighboring county to the north in Elkhart County. County Road 44 is an east-west road in the county. To the east part of … Continue reading

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