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.

Barn in Concord Township a testimony to days gone by

Local Remnants blogger Tim Ashley digs into the history of this old barn in Concord Township.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.

I try to get photos of and find the story behind old barns such as this one, especially when the area around it has developed through time and makes the barn stand out more.

Tim Ashley, one of The Elkhart Truth’s community bloggers, is a history buff who lives in Goshen and works for an area newspaper.

This barn sits off the road a bit near the intersection of County Roads 45 and 117 in Concord Township, Elkhart County. Plat maps showing previous owners of the property reveal Guy Rieth once lived on this farm. County property roads show the barn and the house were built in 1930, the same year Rieth died at the age of 53.

He was born in Jackson Township and was a well known farmer according to his obituary.

Would you like to become one of The Elkhart Truth’s community bloggers? Get in touch with our community manager, Ann Elise Taylor, at ataylor@elkharttruth.com.

C.R. 117 has some history behind it, too, as it was the original route across the Elkhart River prior to what is now Old County Road 17 being built. There was a beautiful steel bridge across the river removed in the late 1970s. The road was realigned and a new bridge built to the west of the old one. The newer bridge is still in use today.

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