Early days in Wabash County, IN, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet, compiled from excerpts from A Brief Centennial History of Wabash County, by Otho Winger, 1935, and Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State, compiled by the workers of the Writers' Program of the WPA in the 1930s. The 49-page booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The booklet contains a physical description of the county, such as the Wabash, Salamonie, Eel and Mississinewa rivers, Indian History of Wabash County -- the Mississinewa, the Miamis, and the Potawatomies; the story of Frances Slocum, famous white child stolen in Pennsylvania by Indians, and found many years later in Wabash County; the Treaty of Paradise Springs; the Indian Mill; the Passing of the Red Man; the coming of the white settlers -- Samuel McClure, Mrs. Jonathan Keller, Col. David Burr, James Kintner, and others; Organization of Wabash County; the Wabash Canal; the Irish War in Wabash County; the City of Wabash; Noble Township; White's Manual Labor Institute (founded to educate Indian children); LaGro and LaGro Township, Hopewell, Chester Township, North Manchester, Manchester College, Pleasant Township and Laketon, Pawpaw Township, Roann, Stockdale and Urbana, Liberty Township, America and LaFontaine, Waltz Township and Somerset; Industry, Roads and Transportation, Veterans of various wars; Famous son: Thomas R. Marshall, vice president of the United States; Religion, Education; Lawyers and judges; the Centennial Celebration; Pilgrimages to Important Historical Sites; a map of the area; and the poem "The Hills o' Somerset" by James Whitcomb Riley". The section from the WPA book visits briefly the towns of LaGro, North Manchester, and Wabash.
Wabash County, IN
Sources: History of Wabash County Indiana
Authors: Goodrich and Tuttle
Original Publication Year: 1936
Original Publisher: Richard S. Peale and Co.
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