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Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County : Closing the First Century's History of City and County, Showing the Growth of Their People Industries and Wealth / by the late Mr. C. C. Oakey. Chicago; New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908.  2 v. ports.; 28 cm. Includes index.  

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Description

Pages

Part 1

Introductory material:  Picture of author, title page, table of
   contents, index
Part 2 Index
Part 3 Index (continued)
Part 4 Eulogy for Charles Oakey
Preface
Chapter I  The Historic Setting--Events that Introduce Vigo County to the Pages of History
Part 5 1-4
Chapter II:  The Indians Relinquish Their Lands--Formation of Indiana Territory
Part 6 5-11
     
Chapter III:  The Old Fort:  Fort Harrison and its Defense

 

 

 

Part 7 Picture of Fort Harrison 12, 12a, 12b

Part 8 13-20

Chapter IV:  The Indians and the Early Settlers

Part 9 21-25

Chapter V:  The Birthday of Indiana and the City--The Beautiful Village and Fertile Prairies

Part 10 26-33

Chapter VI:  The Terre Haute Company and the Establishment of the city and county seat

Part 11 34-42

 

Chapter VII:  The Pioneers--Genesis of the Early Settlers

Part 12

43-46

Chapter VIII:  Migration to the Highland at Terre Haute.  The Log Cabin Days of Vigo County and its
  Principal Town

Part 13 47-53
Part 14 54-61
Chapter IX:  Old Records and their Story
Part 15 62-63 (4 pages)
Part 16 64-70
Part 17 71-74
Chapter X:  The County Bounded and Subdivided
Part 18   75-79
Chapter XI:  The Court House and its Activities--Early Court Session and Politics
Part 19 80-85
Part 20 86-91
Chapter XII:  Terre Haute--Scenes, Events and Persons of the Past Century
Part 21 92-100
Part 22 101-107
Part 23 108-115
Part 24 116-123
Part 25 124--128
Chapter XIII:  Terre Haute's Neighbors
Part 26 129-131
Chapter XIV:  Remarkable Men in Commerce, Law, Medicine and Politics--Famous Orators--The Men Who Held High Official Positions--Memoirs of Famous and Interesting Citizens of the County and City
Part 27 132-133
Part 28 Daniel Wolsey Voorhees (picture on 136b) 134-136b
Part 29 137-140
Part 30 Chauncey Rose 140a
Part 31 141-148
Part 32 149-156
Part 33 157-163
Part 34 164-169
Chapter XV: The Wabash River; Its Ferries; Its Bridges; Its Future as a Navigable Water Course--Days of the Stage Coach and Road Wagon--The River Trade by Steamboat and Flatboat--The National Road--Canal Days--The First Locomotive and the Rise of the Railroad City--Evolution of the Net Work of Rails
Part 35 170-176
Part 36 177-184
Part 37 185-191
Chapter XVI:  Banking and Finance
Part 38 192-196
Part 39 Deming School (page 196a) 196a--198
Chapter XVII: Trade  and Commerce--Business Men
Part 40 199-205
Part 41 206-212
Part 42 213-219
Chapter XVIII:  Geological Description of Vigo County--Vigo County Resources--Coal is King--Terre Haute Strikes Oil
Part 43 220-224
Part 44 225-229
Chapter XIX:  Terre Haute as a Modern Business City
Part 45 230-236
Part 46 W. R. McKeen 236a
Part 47 237-240
Part 48 Preston Hussey 240a
Part 49 George E. Farrington (page 242b) 240b-243
Part 50 244-248
Part 51 249-252
Part 52 James H. Turner 252a
Part 53 252b-254a
Part 54 A. Z. Foster 254b
Part 55 255-260
Part 56 Samuel R. Hamill 260a
Part 57 260b-263
Part 58 John E. Lamb 264a
Part 59 264b-268a
Part 60 D. C. Greiner 268b
Part 61 J. J. Baur 268c
Part 62 268d-272
Part 63 J. Smith Talley 272a
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