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History of Vigo and Parke Counties together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic, though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources  / by H. W. Beckwith . Chicago; New York: H. H. Hill and N. Iddings, Publishers, 1880.

Section 1: 
The Wabash Valley

One web page

Section 2:
History of Vigo County


Four web pages
Section 3: 
History of Parke County


Three web pages

Section 1

Part

Description

Pages

Part 1

Title page Title page
Publication information 1
Preface 3-4
Part 2 Table of contents 5-9
Part 3 Chapter 1:  Topography 11-15
Part 4 Chapter 2:  Drainage of the Illinois and Wabash 16-20
Part 5 Chapter 3:  Ancient Maumee Valley 21-25
Part 6 Chapter 4:  Rainfall 26-28
Part 7 Chapter 5:  Origin of the Prairies 29-32
Part 8 Chapter 5 (continued) 33-36
Part 9 Chapter 6:  Early Discoveries 37-39
Part 10 Chapter 6 (continued) 40-42
Part 11 Chapter 7:  Joliet and Marquette's Voyage 43-47
Part 12 Chapter 7 (continued) 48-50
Part 13 Chapter 7 (continued) 51-53
Part 14 Chapter 8:  Explorations by La Salle 54-57
Part 15 Chapter 8 (continued) 58-60
Part 16 Chapter 8 (continued)  61-62

Part 17

Chapter 9:  La Salle's Voyage Continued

63-67

Part 18

Chapter 9 (continued) 68-71

Part 19

Chapter 10:  The Several Miamis--La Salle's
  Voyage Down the Illinois

72-76

Part 20

Chapter 10 (continued)

77-80

Part 21 Chapter 10 (continued) 81-83

Part 22 Chapter 10 (continued) 84-86

Part 23

Chapter 11:  La Salle's Return and his Death in
  Attempting a Settlement on the Gulf

87-90
Part 24 Chapter 11 (continued) 91-95
Part 25 Chapter 12:  Surrender of Louisiana by
  the Indies Company--Early Routes
96-100
Part 26 Chapter 12 (continued) 101-104
Part 27 Chapter 13:  Aboriginal Inhabitants--
  The Several Illinois Tribes
105-109
Part 28 Chapter 13 (continued) 110-113
Part 29 Chapter 13 (continued) 114-118
Part 30 Chapter 14:  The Miamis:  The Miami,
  Piankeshaw, and Wea Bands
119-123
Part 31 Chapter 14 (continued) 124-128
Part 32 Chapter 14 (continued) 129-132
Part 33 Chapter 14 (continued) 133-136
Part 34 Chapter 15:  The Pottawatomies 137-141
Part 35 Chapter 15 (continued) 142-146
Part 36 Chapter 15 (continued) 147-149
Part 37 Chapter 15 (continued) 150-152
Part 38 Chapter 16:  The Kickapoos and Mascoutins 153-157
Part 39 Chapter 16 (continued) 158-162
Part 40 Chapter 16 (continued) 163-166
Part 41 Chapter 16 (continued) 167-169
Part 42 Chapter 17:  The Shawnees and Delawares 170-174
Part 43 Chapter 17 (continued) 175-179
Part 44 Chapter 18:  The Indians:  Their Implements,
  Utensils, Fortifications, Mounds, and Their
  Manner and Customs
180-184
Part 45 Chapter 18 (continued) 185-189
Part 46 Chapter 18 (continued) 190-194
Part 47 Chapter 19:  Stone Implements 195-199
Part 48 Chapter 19 (continued) 200-203
Part 49 Chapter 19 (continued) 204-207
Part 50 Chapter 20:  The War for the Fur Trade 208-212
Part 51 Chapter 20 (continued) 213-217
Part 52 Chapter 20 (continued) 218-222
Part 53 Chapter 21:  The War for the Empire
  Its Loss to the French
223-227
Part 54 Chapter 21 (continued) 228-230
Part 55 Chapter 21 (continued) 231-233
Part 56 Chapter 22:  Pontiac's War to Recover
  the Northwest from the English
234-238
Part 57 Chapter 22 (continued) 239-241
Part 58 Chapter 22 (continued) 242-244
Part 59 Chapter 23:  Gen. Clark's Conquest
  of the "Illinois"
245-249
Part 60 Chapter 23 (continued) 250-253
Part 61 Chapter 23 (continued) 254-256
Part 62 Chapter 23 (continued) 257-259
Part 63 Chapter 24: [Conclusion] 260-264
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Section 2: History of Vigo County