Harrison Center School is one of several one-room schoolhouses scattered throughout Elkhart County

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Plymouth’s stop along the Pennsylvania Railroad line once served as a pickup and drop off point for passengers and freight, community blogger Tim Ashley says

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The old road alignment remains and simply comes to a dead end, a reminder of the past in Palestine

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Posted on Sept. 24, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.

The first burial in Goshen’s Oakridge Cemetery is said to have taken place in 1832, community blogger Tim Ashley says

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As was the case with many roads built at the same time, Michigan Road runs near several old farmhouses, barns and town centers, community blogger Tim Ashley says

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The road follow an old Native American trail, community blogger Tim Ashley says

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Tim Ashley
Tim Ashley
Hello, my name is Tim Ashley, and I have lived in Goshen for more than 11 years now. I enjoy reading, researching and writing about local history very much. I particularly enjoy railroad and transportation history, but also other areas, too.

I've written articles for the online exhibit of the Elkhart County Historical Museum, I have published a small book about the history of west Goshen and I am a writer, editor and photographer for a local newspaper.
In my blog I want to share my enjoyment of local history with others by showing glimpses of the past in photos and short articles.

Many of my blog posts are in Elkhart County, but also Kosciusko, Whitley, Huntington, Fulton, Wabash and possibly other counties.