Elkhart Indiana "World leader in the Mobile Home (RV) and Musical Instrument Industry" states the caption on reverse. "A good place to live and work". Sadly, the 2008 recession was not kind to Elkhart. Business cutbacks, job & income losses. Happier times in the 1950s, captured in this view: a sunny day and an FW Woolworth store to explore.
A street scene in Washington Indiana circa 1950s or early 1960s. Located in southwest Indiana, Washington was established as a railroad town in 1857. By 1889 it had become a major depot and repair yard for the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, eventually becoming part of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1893. At its peak the railroad employed over a thousand workers. In 2010, Washington 's population stood at 11,500.