Trains were the dominant form of transportation in Indiana for approximately 100 years beginning in the mid 1800s. Prior to that, canals were the main form of transportion. With the advent of cars, trains became less prominent.
Bird's-eye view of Parker City, Indiana. A line of railroad tracks runs parallel to a paved road in the foreground of the image. Off to the side of the tracks there are several stacks of large poles or logs. Beyond that, there are serveral houses,...
Union City was platted in 1849. It was a part of the Quaker Trace, a route for runaway slaves that connected Richmond and Fort Wayne. In the 1850s it became a hub for railroad traffic with five railroad lines meeting there.
November 20, 1916
Randolph County (Ind.); Cities & towns; Streets; Storefronts; Awnings; Sidewalks
The Randolph County courthouse was designed by J.C. Johnson and built by Aaron G. Campfield from 1875-1877. It had a mansard roof and a central tower until 1954 when they were replaced with a flat roof. On the grounds is the Soldiers’ and...
December 27, 1912
Randolph County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities; Monuments; Statues
View of the Indiana Union Traction Co. Station in Parker, Indiana. The small wooden building has an open porch on the front. An interurban car is sitting on the tracks beside the station and two passengers are in line to get on.
Railroad cars; Railroad stations; Electric railroads; Passengers
This church was the fourth structure built for this congregation. It replaced the Stone Methodist Church that was destroyed by fire in 1899. It featured a new Moller organ. It later changed its name to the Winchester First United Methodist Church.
August 1, 1908
Randolph County (Ind.); Churches; Methodist churches
Winchester is the birthplace of James P. Goodrich, Governor of Indiana, 1917-1921 and Hollywood director, Robert Wise. The city was founded in 1812 and became the county seat in 1818. It is the home of “Wick’s Pies, Inc.” famous for its...
Randolph County (Ind.); Cities & towns; Business districts; Streets; Sidewalks; Storefronts; Railroad tracks
View of a tent for the Union City Carriage Manufacturing Company of Union City, Indiana. Various machinery is displayed under the tent. A smaller banner hanging off of the tent advertises Joseph H. Goldcamp & Co. There is a water pump in the...
Tents; Machinery; Water pumps; Banners
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