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John Swihart house built in the 1920s

This house on Front Street in South Whitley, Whitley County, near the intersection with Calhoun Street, is nearly 100 years old. According to the Indiana Landmarks inventory of historic structures for Whitley County, this Bungalow style house was built in … Continue reading

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Whitehead Cemetery is near New Paris

In the 1830s, across from what is now Maple Grove Church, the Whitehead Cemetery began. It is located west of New Paris on County Road 46 in Jackson Township, Elkhart County. The earliest known grave marker is that of Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Used car lot was once a service station

Throughout the city of Goshen in Elkhart County there are still several buildings that once served as gas stations. Some of them are not so recognizable, but others, like this one pictured, are. Now the Meadowlark Cars used car lot … Continue reading

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Former interurban railway in Michigan

About a year and a half ago, I visited the Lost Railway Museum in Grass Lake, Michigan, with a friend. I’m glad I went because it proved to be an interesting trip. It’s the only railway museum I’m aware of … Continue reading

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Photo is full of the history of Goshen

While visiting the Old Bag Factory in Goshen about a year ago, I took some photos of the history displays just inside the main entrance of where you go to visit all the shops. Shown is a very interesting photo … Continue reading

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Stockdale Mill stands in Wabash County

Between 1855 and 1857 the Stockdale Mill was built along the Eel River in Wabash County, just outside Roann. It had buhr stones to grind local grain. Then in the 1880s the grinders were converted to machines with rollers that … Continue reading

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Covered bridge in Wabash County

To me anyway, there is something peaceful about looking at an old covered bridge. There are so few of them left anymore and only two remain in Wabash County. This bridge, of the Howe truss kind, is just outside Roann … Continue reading

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Conner Prairie is a living history museum

Even if you aren’t a history buff, I would highly recommend a visit to Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana. It is essentially a living history museum with much to see and do for the whole family. I can remember taking … Continue reading

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Old schoolhouse in Elkhart County is now a church

On the corner of county roads 15 and 36 in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, sits a church building that used to be a schoolhouse. It was known as Dell School, named after the property owner, John Dell, where the school … Continue reading

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Remnant of long ago trolley system in Goshen

In Goshen, even before the Winona Interurban Railway came along in the very early 1900s, there was a trolley line running from what is now the Old Bag Factory to Kercher Road on the south end of the city. Powered … Continue reading

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