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Wabash County collection

 Collection — Folder: S1704
Identifier: S1704

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several items related to Wabash County, Indiana, including two copies of a reprint of the twenty-fifth in a series of old time stories that appeared in the September 17, 1925 North Manchester News-Journal; a "wooden nickel" certificate created to commemorate the July 1935 Wabash County centennial; a copy of "Hopewell in Wabash County: Birthplace of Gene Stratton-Porter," a small, undated souvenir booklet containing images of a house, church and cemetery; an undated drawing of one of the four arch lamps that was used to light the streets of Wabash by electricity in 1880; and an undated, handwritten ad for the sale of a 118 acre farm near North Manchester for $6,500, written on Newton Todd Stocks and Bonds letterhead and with the name of J.J. Valdenaire of 3595 Bloyd Avenue, Indianapolis written on the back.


  • 1925-1935, undated

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The area that encompasses Wabash County, Indiana was first opened to white settlers in October 1826 following the signing of a treaty between the Miami and the United States government. The county was officially created by an act of the state legislature in 1835 and the town of Wabash, the county seat, was the first town organized. Other communities in the county include LaFontaine, Lagro, North Manchester, and Roan.


State of Indiana. "My Local: Wabash County." Accessed October 20, 2021.

"Wabash Centennial Will Open July 24." Indianapolis Star (IN), June 26, 1935. Accessed October 20, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/20 by Laura Eliason.
Wabash County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.