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Union township vacated road

The abandoned Union Township road is near the intersection of county roads 54 and 13.


Posted on Aug. 25, 2015 at 1:23 p.m.
Union Township Local Remnants

Before corn and soybeans became more profitable crops, many farmers in northern Indiana grew mint, community blogger Tim Ashley says.


Posted on Aug. 15, 2015 at 4:27 p.m.
Daniel Stump homestead union township local remnants

Community blogger Tim Ashley shares historical information he learned about the Daniel Stump homestead on a tour put on by the Elkhart County Historical Museum.


Posted on Aug. 5, 2015 at 5:24 p.m.
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Community blogger Tim Ashley shares the history of the historic Michigan Road, a route that was completed in the late 1830s.

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:19 p.m.

The stone marker, which was used to identify the route of the old Chicago Road, appears to say, “Chicago Road 1828,” community blogger Tim Ashley says.

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.

Though there’s little left of them now, an area on Goshen’s north side near the S.R. 15 railroad overpass was once home to a number of industrial and manufacturing businesses, community blogger Tim Ashley says.

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 5:02 p.m.

Before S.R. 15 was built in the 1930s, North Street in Milford Junction served as a through-road for drivers in Kosciusko County.

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:52 p.m.

The road was once called Michigan Road, but was renamed when the federal road system began in the 1920s, community blogger Tim Ashley says.

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

Before many of them were shut down for safety reasons, railroad crossings on private land were quite common, community blogger Tim Ashley says. However, one still remains on a stretch of farmland near New Paris.

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.

Along the Little Elkhart River near Bristol, a pile of stones forms a scattered structure on the bank. At one point, this marked the spot where a bridge crossed the water.

Posted on June 8, 2015 at 12:27 p.m.

The cemetery was founded on land owned by the son of Elkhart County’s first assessor, who settled on the prairie in 1830, community blogger Tim Ashley says.

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 12:53 p.m.

The bridge, which is just across the Indiana-Michigan border in Mottville, was built in 1922 and now serves as a footbridge, community blogger Tim Ashley says.

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:01 p.m.

It’s pretty common for railroad bridges to cross roads or bodies of water — but in Wabash County, one passes over another railroad line, community blogger Tim Ashley says.

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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