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Former Nappanee House building still stands

It’s interesting sometimes to find the history of a building that has been standing for a long time and is still being used, though in a different form. Hunter’s Hideaway now occupies a building on South Main Street in Nappanee, … Continue reading

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Relocated train depot in Etna Green

Etna Green is a small Kosciusko County town west of Warsaw along both Old US 30 and US 30. It was once a stop on the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad and there was a depot in town. The railroad first came … Continue reading

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Church building converted to new use

West of Milford in Jefferson Township, Kosciusko County, is an area known as Hastings. It was a small community at one time many years ago, though today there is not much evidence left of it. The Island Chapel Church was … Continue reading

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Tree line is a clue to the past

There is more to this photo than a farm field and a tree line. Actually the tree line is the focus in this week’s post. I had been researching the history of a Ganger family line dating to the 1830s … Continue reading

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Road once had a different alignment

In Whitley County, in Cleveland Township near South Whitley, just off State Road 205, is County Road 500 West. As shown in the photo, it crosses the Eel River. Going south, the road stops at Pook Road. I get curious … Continue reading

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Possible stagecoach stop near Claypool

When you read about local transportation history, it often involves the automobile and railroad. But one of the earliest forms of transportation was the stagecoach. We hear the word “stagecoach” and often think of the Old West, but stagecoaches were … Continue reading

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Rural church was built before 1900

There was a time when a rural church was considered a community gathering place. Especially in the days before automobiles, those who went to church typically attended the closest one. As one might imagine, travel was not as easy in … Continue reading

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Interurban remnant in Warsaw

The Winona Interurban Railway was an electric railway spanning from Goshen to Peru in Indiana. It began in the very early 1900s and its heyday was likely around 1910 or so, before World War I. Like most interurban lines, competition … Continue reading

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Unique covered bridge in Germantown

Here’s another photo from my summer of 2016 trip to see a cousin in Middletown, Ohio. We also visited a covered bridge in Germantown, Ohio. It was built in 1870 in a location different from its present location. Until it … Continue reading

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Train station still in use in Middletown

Here’s another photo from my 2016 trip to visit a cousin in Middletown, Ohio. This is the former Big Four Railroad train depot built in 1909 on Charles Street near what is now State Road 122. The brick building had … Continue reading

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