Vigo County Historian to Present Program at ISU Library

October 2 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Friends of the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library will present "Researching Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash," a lecture by Vigo County historian Mike McCormick on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the browsing area of Cunningham Memorial Library.

McCormick is the author of the Tribune-Star's weekly "Historical Perspective," "Wabash Valley Profiles" and numerous other works. He is a popular lecturer as well. "Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash" is the first comprehensive history of the city in more than 80 years.

"Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash" reveals the people and places that comprise this distinct city, one that maintains its pride and perseverance in the face of good times and bad. Tales of accomplishments such as the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal, the longest manmade waterway in the western hemisphere, to portraits of influential citizens, such as Eugene V. Debs, a prominent labor organizer and the Socialist Party's presidential candidate five times. The book takes readers on a tour of the city's high points, from the industrial boom preceding Prohibition to the educational tradition of Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, while illustrating the challenges citizens have overcome.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Contact: Cinda May, ISU Cunningham Memorial Library, (812) 237-2534

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783, pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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The Friends of the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library will present "Researching Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash," a lecture by Vigo County historian Mike McCormick on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Browsing Area of Cunningham Memorial Library.

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