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Vigo County, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S2363
Identifier: S2363

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three items related to Vigo County, Indiana: an undated advertisement for C. D. Hansel's mill (the old Markle mill) in North Terre Haute; the top section of the letter head from the Hotel Deming from the 1920s when Thomas Callen was the vice president and general manager; and an undated copy of a print depicting how Fort Harrison looked in 1812.


  • circa 1920, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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

Vigo County, Indiana was organized in 1818 and was named for Francis Vigo, a Revolutionary War hero. Terre Haute was laid out in 1816 and became the county seat. In the fall of 1811, Fort Harrison was built on the east bank of the Wabash River a few miles north of were Terre Haute was later established. In 1816, Abraham Markle arrived at the Fort and soon build a grist mill on Otter Creek in the area later called North Terre Haute. The mill continued to operate until 1938 when it burned down. The Hotel Deming opened in Terre Haute in October 1914. The eight-story structure is still at the corner of 6th and Cherry Street, but the building has been converted to apartments.


Condit, Blackford. The History of Early Terre Haute From 1816 to 1840. New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1900.

Core Development. "The Deming: History." Accessed June 14, 2022.

"Death Takes Charles Hansel. Rites Will be Held Thursday for Well Known Vigo County Resident." The Terre Haute Tribune (IN), March 29, 1949.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation and transferred from the photograph collection in 2018/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/15 by Laura Eliason.
Vigo County, Indiana 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.