Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash

Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash

by Mike McCormick


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From the days of French explorers and the establishment of Fort Harrison in 1811 to the rise of the "Pittsburgh of the West" and beyond, Terre Haute's history is a study in paradox. Home to prominent schools, railroads, and distilleries as well as social reformers, national figures, and corrupt politicians, the city that grew up along the Wabash suffered devastating setbacks but also soared to spectacular achievements.

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ISBN-13: 9781589730953
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/23/2005
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Appointed official Vigo County historian by the Indiana Historical Society, accomplished local author Mike McCormick has compiled the first detailed history of Terre Haute since the 1930s, telling the city's unique story in both word and striking image. An engaging study, Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash introduces this singular city to its own residents as well as to the many visitors it captivates.

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