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A friend of mine (my partner in crime on the Michigan Road byway effort) was hired by the Indiana LHA to work on a historic byway application for the route(s). He's written a couple posts about the road in Elkhart County with some good photos of the roadside architecture.

 

http://hoosierhappenings.blogspot.com/2009...ln-highway.html

 

http://hoosierhappenings.blogspot.com/2009...countys-lh.html

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Jim,

 

Some nice work there! The photos and the choice of subjects remind me of your work. Who influenced who (or is it whom?)?

 

One “problem”…..there should be a small map in these posts….at least for me. It doesn’t have to show every site, but it is useful for context. Otherwise we geographically challenged might place the site near the Indiana seashore. :rolleyes:

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

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Ah yes, his audience is almost entirely Hoosier so he assumes some knowledge of the geography!

 

Try this hastily-drawn map.

 

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp...mp;t=h&z=10

 

I'm wrinkling my forehead a bit over what the author says is the final alignment in western Elkhart County; it doesn't make sense to me. But otherwise I think this is a fine piece of roadsleuthing.

 

I think our styles influenced each other. He taught me a ton about recognizing roadside architecture, but perhaps he drew from my trip reports for his approach.

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I actually drive part of the old Lincoln Highway to work every day. It's Joliet Road and hooks up on the west end of Valparaiso at SR 130 and wobbles west parallel to US 30 and eventually runs into US 30. If you want, you can eventually turn off onto the old route again just before the Lake County line and take it around through Merrillville on to Schererville. I would not recommend this if you were a truck driver or in a rush.

 

It's also a nonstop deer crossing at night!

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