Thursday, August 31, 2006

Farmland, IN.

The Farmland Opera House is located on the corner of Indiana Route 1 and Main Street. While the upstairs is vacant, the main floor houses a Family Pizza. Farmland is an active small town. Not only is there a post office but also a coffee shop, ice cream parlor-real sodas made from scratch and a counter with stools-, an art gallery along with the usual food, liquor stores.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Route 40 West of Lewisburg, OH.

Interstate highways like Wal-Mart have changed the commerical landscape. Local stores have either closed or moved to be near the Wal-Mart plaza. Truck stops have left their U. S. highway locations and relocated near the interstate exits.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

North of Crete, IN.

Corn. By the end of August the corn fields are beginning to turn from green to brown. In a few weeks the harvest will begin.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Pitsburg, OH.

Signs/markers in the front yard of a home in downtown Pitsburg, OH. From "Welcome" to "No Trespassing" to "Try Jesus". What are we to believe?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Millville, IN.

Part of the Wright-Way Service Company in Millville, IN. From the "Along the Tracks" project.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Bartonia, IN.

Downtown Bartonia, IN. As the sign says, "Duane's Back! Thank God" and the only business in town is about to re-open

Friday, August 25, 2006

Richmond, IN.

" The Dead Walk" from the Along the Tracks project.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Palestine, OH.

Palestine is on Route 36 in Western Ohio. Although the Palestine service station and car wash is closed, the town still has a bar/restaurant and a small food store selling candy and soft drinks .

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Knightstown, IN.

The Knightstown elevator is open and working. While some elevators are reduced to selling animal feed this one is a "full service" operation.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gettysburg, OH.

Outlet pipe for a closed grain elevator. Many of these local grain elevators have been closed and abandoned. It is cheaper for the grower to ship by truck to the major markets rather than use the local elevator. Note: click on image for a larger view.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Gettysburg, OH.

Once the home of Petersine. They made incubators and brood-units. Now a quiet empty building. The following is from a March 10, 1933 newspaper ad:

BIG CHICKS from Big Eggs--
Hy-grade chicks are hatched in
new, improved, disease-free electric
bottom hatch incubators.
They are full of spark, vim and
vigor; chicks that have fully developed
bodies, larger and
stronger, with big, bright eyes,
equal to hen hatched. These.
Famous Petersine machines are
in operation now. Write for
circular and price list. See us
about your need. We will do
y o u r custom hatch. Quality
chicks plus kindly service. Hy-
Grade Hatcheries, Pigeon, Mich.,
Phone 143; Sebewaing, Mich.,
Phone 145. 2-10-5

Sunday, August 20, 2006

North of Arcanum, OH.

Seed company demonstration field North of Arcanum, OH.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Main intersection in downtown Arcanum, OH.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Arcanum, OH

Upper floor of one of the many empty and unused buildings along Main Street in Arcanum, Ohio.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Pitsburg, OH.

Kellers Grain in Pitsburg, OH. Cleaning out the silo's to prepare them for this years corn crop.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Richmond, IN.

"Diamond" advertising sign for Hoppe's Jewelry downtown store.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Williamsburg, IN.

Main Street and the Main Street Market. This is the only business left in Williamsburg, IN.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Mike's Welding shop in the Northwest part of town near the 20th Century Bridge.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Lewisburg, OH.

Street sign on Main Street in Lewisburg, OH.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Richmond, IN

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