William Henry Harrison Trail Newspapers Clippings
circa 1930-1950s
1 os folder

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Revised by: Benjamin Clark, April 2006

Historical Note:

Sullivan County was settled in 1817 and was named for General Daniel Sullivan, who was killed during the American Revolution. Fountain County was organized in 1826 and named for Major James Fountain who was killed in the Battle of Maumee in 1790. Tippecanoe County was organized in 1826 and named after the Tippecanoe River. Likewise, Vermillion County was named after a river, but was organized in 1824. Knox County was organized in 1790 and named for General Henry Knox, who served as an artillery officer during the American Revolution and as Secretary of War from 1785-1795.  These counties were all traversed by the military expedition of General William Henry Harrison in 1811.  In 1957, an act made these areas the William Henry Harrison Trail district.

Baker, Ronald L. and Marvin Carmony. Indiana Place Names. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains various newspaper clippings related to the history of Sullivan, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, and Knox counties. 

Folder Listing:

1. Harrison Trail newspaper clippings

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 oversize folder

Collection Dates:

circa 1930-1950s



Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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