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

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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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738524061
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Making of America Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 563,880
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    A Terrific Regional History

    If you ever lived in the Terre Haute area, you will want this book. Simply examining its 85 to 90 photographs is worth much more than the asking price. Once you get started reading it, it is difficult to put it down. So much information is packed into its pages that you cannot blink for fear of missing something significant. If I have a gripe it is that the Index is a partial one. However, there is simply not enough room for a complete Index in the 160-page format.

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