Barns on Schwartz Road

A white garage with a wooden cross leaning on it on Schwartz Road in rural Allen County, Indiana. A long gravel driveway winds past it toward a large red barn.
A cross leaned up against the side of a barn in rural northeast Allen County, Indiana.

These barns are on the west side of Schwartz Road, south of Witmer Road, in northeast Allen County, Indiana. The blue boxes on the ground in front of the white one are drawers from a desk that the owners are repainting.

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Old Farmhouse and Barn on US-24

A garage with an American flag stands behind an old brick farmhouse and windmill on US-24 in rural Allen County, Indiana.

A large barn, a garage with an American flag hanging on it, and a tree with a statue of a boy and a dog sitting in front of it, in the yard behind a farmhouse in rural Allen County, Indiana.

A white garage with an American flag hanging on the door next to an old chicken coop in rural Allen County, Indiana.

A tall ladder reaches up to a hole in the siding of an old barn on a farm outside the small town of New Haven, Indiana. A lightning rod stands on the roof of the barn.

A ladder to a hole in the side of an old barn.

This old brick farmhouse is on the north side of US-24, next to I-469, on the eastern edge of the small town of New Haven, Indiana. The building with the American flag on it is the garage. There was a large barn and a chicken coop behind the house, too.

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Flagpole in New Haven, Indiana #2

A flagpole with four small American flags on top and a threadbare, faded flag hanging vertically on each side.
Several small American flags on a cross-shaped pole in New Haven, Indiana.

This unusual flagpole stands on the corner of Oak Street and Lincoln Highway in the small town of New Haven, Indiana. The flags on top look new, while the ones on the ends of the crossarm are faded and town. The pole itself is not very tall, maybe seven or eight feet. I have another photograph of this place.

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Laundry Center

A woman sits in front of a laundromat talking on her cellphone and drinking coffee at night in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.
A woman talks on her cellphone and drinks coffee late at night in front of the Laundry Center, a laundromat in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.

Laundry Center is a laundromat on Main Street (US-33) in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.

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Patriotic Truck in Churubusco

A Chevrolet pickup truck with two large American flags flying from the back of the bed in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.
American flags flying from the back of a pickup truck in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.

I found this Chevrolet pickup truck in the parking lot of a grocery store in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana. I’ve seen a lot of pickups in 2015 that have full size American flags flying from the back of them.

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Train On A Rainy Evening

A Norfolk Southern diesel locomotive pulling a freight train on a rainy evening in rural Allen County, Indiana.
A Norfolk Southern train stopped on the tracks in rural Allen County, Indiana.

This train was sitting on the railroad tracks that run parallel to Dawkins Road, just west of Sampson Road, in Allen County, Indiana. Most of the trains that pass through our area are pulled by Norfolk Southern locomotives.

There had been rain off and on all day, but it stopped briefly in the evening. I took advantage of the lull in the rain to do some photographs in the rural areas east of New Haven, Indiana.

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American Flag at Glenbrook Dodge #2

Sun shines through a gigantic American flag.
The 80 foot long American flag that flies over Glenbrook Dodge in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This is the enormous 80 foot wide American flag that flies over Glenbrook Dodge, a car dealer on Coliseum Boulevard on the north side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Seen from east, it was lit from behind by the afternoon sun. I photographed it from the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant next door.

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Sunbeam Bread Sign #2

A Sunbeam Bread sign on top of the Aunt Millie's Bakery outlet on Hillegas Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is a small replica of the famous Sunbeam sign on the downtown Perfection Bakery factory.
Sunbeam Bread Sign on top of the Aunt Millie’s Bread outlet store on Hillegas Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This is the Aunt Millie’s Bread outlet store on Hillegas Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The sign on top of the store is a small replica of the famous Sunbeam Bread sign on the company’s factory in downtown Fort Wayne.

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Local Business

Workers look out at me through the window of a Sirloin Steak Sandwich vendor at the 2015 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A sign on the window says that it is a Local Business.
Locally-owned food vendor at the 2015 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Summer festivals in Indiana are known for their food. The vendors often travel far with their food trailer to set up shop at festivals all over the midwest, so it is rare for one to be a locally-owned business.

This one at the 2015 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne sells sandwiches made of sirloin steak and Italian sausage.

The Three Rivers Festival takes place every summer in July at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I go every year and photograph people at the festival.

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Tiger Boy

A young Asian boy wearing a tiger mask looks at his hand while he waits for his father to buy food at the funnel cake stand at the Three Rivers Festival carnival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
A little boy in a tiger mask at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This little boy in a tiger mask was waiting with his father and younger brother for a funnel cake at the 2015 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The festival was in July.

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