Though a series of old wooden poles in Huntington County might not seem historically significant at first glance, they reveal the path of an old interurban railway line that once served as a reliable means of transportation for people living in the area.
When community blogger Tim Ashley spotted an old garage that was built far away from the house it goes with, he wondered what the reason behind the distance was. After digging into historical records, he may have found it.
The Wabash-Erie Canal was a major step forward for northern Indiana, community blogger Tim Ashley says. Its construction meant areas that were virtually inaccessible were opened up to trade and commerce.