Terre Haute: Farrington's Grove

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Farrington's Grove Historical District is the oldest section of Terre Haute. In this region, houses of the wealthy sprang up alongside homes of workingmen as the city spread beyond the Wabash River banks and the downtown area. Its name comes from James Farrington, a banker and attorney who settled there in 1841. Over the years, Farrington's Grove residents have touched lives far beyond its boundaries. Max Ehrmann's poem "Desiderata" has inspired people worldwide to go placidly amid the noise and haste. The Coca-Cola bottle's shape owes its unique design to Earl Dean. Both racing fans and cooks owe a debt to Anton Hulman Jr., who resurrected the Indianapolis 500 and launched an advertising campaign that made Clabber Girl Baking Powder a household name. Farrington's Grove has been home to poets, political figures, industrialists, suffragettes, educators, artists, and college students.
ISBN: 9780738583198
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Donna Gisolo Christenberry is a journalist, writer, editor, teacher, and longtime resident of Farrington's Grove who has written about the Terre Haute scene for more than 20 years. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in Latin and English from Indiana State University. In this book, she indulges her interest in history by sharing tales from the past.
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