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Former train depot in Ohio still in use

When it comes to railroad lines, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is one of the most recognizable names from the storied past of railroads. It dates to roughly the 1820s and has a vast and rich history. When I went … Continue reading

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Historic trail on presidential grounds

Last week I talked about the home of former President Rutherford B. Hayes in Fremont, Ohio. On the grounds of the estate is a walking/jogging trail. At least part of the trail on the property, if not all of it, … Continue reading

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Former Ohio home of President Hayes

It’s not very often at all I get a chance to visit a house once lived in by a United States President. Last year, while visiting Fostoria, Ohio, for the main purpose of seeing trains in a railfan park, I … Continue reading

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Old County Road 17 in Elkhart County

In Elkhart County, County Road 17, a limited access road, is a familiar and well traveled road. I drive on a portion of it to get to work each day due to construction closing the road I previously drove on. … Continue reading

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Old poultry building near South Whitley

Clearly, the rural landscape has changed in recent years. Depending on the location, not only is there less farmland as subdivisions have been built more often, but the older agriculture related buildings are not as evident as they once were. … Continue reading

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Former garage building on Main Street

Following up on a post of a few weeks ago, here is another building in Goshen that used to serve as a garage and automobile dealer. Built in 1917, it is located in the 200 block of South Main Street … Continue reading

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The interurban line that never was

Electric interurban railways were popular in the early 1900s, particularly before automobiles came on the scene. This area had three actual interurban lines, one of which was very short lived. And there were others proposed but which never materialized. These … Continue reading

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Gas station replica reminder of the past

This week’s post is a little different than normal. It’s not exactly a remnant, but is still a reminder of the past. At the Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan, there is a very neat replica of a 1930s Shell gas … Continue reading

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Remnant of a road in South Whitley

While visiting family in South Whitley, I often take walks in the town. I’ve noticed what could have been a remnant of a road just off Calhoun Street and north of the railroad tracks. I became curious, as I often … Continue reading

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Former garage building in Goshen

Several years ago there were not only more gas stations in most towns, but also more car dealers too. Obviously that has changed and today we typically find fewer of both. Shown in the photo is a building that once … Continue reading

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