Terre Haute, Indiana: Queen City of the Wabash (Making of America Series)

Terre Haute, Indiana: Queen City of the Wabash (Making of America Series)

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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524061
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


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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