Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 160 pages
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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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As a former Terre Haute resident who believed he was rather knowledgeable about its history, I decided to buy this book to see if anyone I knew was mentioned. Wotta surprise! I had no idea that this ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Fort Harrison in the Indiana Territory
16
The Town Becomes a City
31
The Industrial Boom Following the Civil War
43
Striving to Become the Pittsburgh of the West
55
Politics and Prohibition
100
Civic Pride Labor Problems and the Depression
114
World War II McMillan and Tucker
128
The Landscape Alters
140
Bibliography
155
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Vigo County Historian Mike McCormick is the author of the Tribune-Star's weekly "Historical Perspective" and numerous other works. Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash is the first comprehensive history of his city in more than 80 years.

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