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Remnant of old Jackson Township road

I have to be careful when I see what I think could be an old road alignment or remnant. I wondered about this driveway on County Road 21, just south of County Road 142 in Jackson Township, Elkhart County. I … Continue reading

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Former Brethren church in North Webster

Thousands of cars drive by this old church building in North Webster. It’s on a state highway, State Road 13, across the street from the NewMarket grocery store. Of course it has the look of an older church building. Originally … Continue reading

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Old farmhouse part of long family legacy

Very few families can say they have lineage all the way back to the 1830s in the same county. Probably even fewer farm families can claim this too. One exception is the Stutsman family farm in Harrison Township of Elkhart … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse still stands near South Whitley

I was driving to South Whitley from Huntington one day last year and noticed this old building at the corner of State Road 105 and County Road 800 South in Cleveland Township near South Whitley.  Built in 1909, the concrete … Continue reading

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Unusual bank barn remains in family

It’s interesting to note some of the farming families with lasting legacy in the local area. A few families can actually trace their roots to when the original settlers came to the area. Since the 1840s, the Fisher family has … Continue reading

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Barn is part of former historic farm

Just outside North Webster in Kosciusko County, off County Road 600 North to the west of town, sits a rather historic barn. As you will see on the barn itself, it is part of the historic Mid-Lake Farms. This farm … Continue reading

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Building at junction served as hotel

Just to the north of Milford in Kosciusko County is the small, unincorporated community of Milford Junction. As the name implies, it is at a junction of two railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern. At one time in the long ago … Continue reading

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Another remnant of short railway line

In the past I’ve posted a few remnants of the former Syracuse-Milford Railway. Here’s yet another one. For probably less than 20 years there was a short rail line connecting the Kosciusko County towns of Syracuse and Milford. Eventually the … Continue reading

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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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