Terre Haute


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Terre Haute

(tĕr`ə hōt, tĕr`ē hŭt), city (1990 pop. 51,483), seat of Vigo co., W Ind., on the Wabash River; inc. 1816. The commercial and trade center of a farm and coal-mining region, its diverse manufactures include foods and beverages, paper and aluminum products, farm and communications equipment, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, railroad ties, concrete, paint, plastics, consumer goods, and machinery. Founded (1811) as Fort Harrison, it grew as a river town. Eugene DebsDebs, Eugene Victor,
1855–1926, American Socialist leader, b. Terre Haute, Ind. Leaving high school to work in the railroad shops in Terre Haute, he became a railroad fireman (1871) and organized (1875) a local of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
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 and Theodore DreiserDreiser, Theodore
, 1871–1945, American novelist, b. Terre Haute, Ind. A pioneer of naturalism in American literature, Dreiser wrote novels reflecting his mechanistic view of life, a concept that held humanity as the victim of such ungovernable forces as economics,
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 were born there, and a park is dedicated to the memory of the songwriter Paul Dresser (Dreiser's brother). Points of interest include the Debs home, the Children's Science and Technology Museum, and the Vigo County Historical Museum. Terre Haute is the seat of Indiana State Univ. and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Nearby are St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a federal correctional complex.

Terre Haute

 

a city in the northern USA, in Indiana; situated on the Wabash River. Population, 68,000 (1974; including suburbs, 180,000). Terre Haute, a transportation junction, has metalworking, the production of chemicals, a defense industry, and the manufacture of building materials. Industry in the city employs 18,000 people (1973). A university is located in Terre Haute.

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