On This Day in Terre Haute History

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On the east bank of the Wabash River, Terre Haute was established as a real estate venture in 1816. Two hundred years of history is chronicled here, one day at a time, with stories of its remarkable events and colorful characters. In 1915, Coca-Cola introduced its iconic green bottle, designed and manufactured locally at Root Glass Company. Giving credit to the town's "Sin City" moniker, authorities seized the largest moonshine still ever discovered in Vigo County on July 15, 1929. Many notable Hoosiers have called Terre Haute home, too, including labor leader Eugene V. Debs and Tony Hulman of Indianapolis 500 fame. Every date on the calendar reveals a story to fascinate, educate or entertain.
ISBN: 9781626196599
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Images: 57
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dorothy Weinz Jerse has lived in her adopted city, Terre Haute, Indiana, for more than fifty years. She is a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the former curator of the Vigo County Historical Society and executive director of the Terre Haute YWCA. The author or co-author of six local history publications, she continues as a freelance writer for the Tribune-Star and Terre Haute Living magazine.
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