The gym in Whitley County is still sitting on its foundation, even though much of it has been redone

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 3:30 a.m.

The old road does not appear to meet today’s road width standards

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 1:44 p.m.

Bike trail follows part of the old towpath of the Wabash-Erie Canal

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 4:32 p.m.
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The school opened in 1917 and closed in 1959

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Posted on April 20, 2016 at 12:13 p.m.

St. Joseph Valley Railway was designed to connect northern Indiana with Ohio

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Posted on April 13, 2016 at 2:14 p.m.

Waterways were likely the most efficient means of transportation 200 years ago in northern Indiana

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Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:54 p.m.

The new road was built was to reduce the number of railroad crossings

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Posted on April 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

New Paris at one time had two railroad lines and the interurban 

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Posted on March 23, 2016 at 2:01 p.m.

Artesian well drew many visitors to small rest area in Kosciusko County

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Posted on March 20, 2016 at 3:45 a.m.

The Wells Street bridge was built in 1884 and is still used for pedestrian traffic

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Posted on March 18, 2016 at 3:45 a.m.

Small community at county roads 24 and 43 included a school, a church and a post office

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Posted on March 16, 2016 at 12:50 p.m.

Claypool had a train depot at one time. This building had a restaurant and railroad travelers would use the facilities

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Posted on Feb. 26, 2016 at 12:51 p.m.
A few weeks ago I posted an entry about a former stagecoach stop in Elkhart County on U.S. 33 at C.R. 40. Here’s another
Posted on June 19, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

Haradine and his team have built Wakeside Marine into one of the top dealers in the Midwest.

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.

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Posted on Feb. 25, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
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Posted on Feb. 2, 2016 at 2:55 p.m.
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Posted on Jan. 27, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Plymouth-Goshen Trail

Posted on Jan. 20, 2016 at 7:56 a.m.
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