Our Town

Our Town

Terre Haute
WTIU
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Format: DVD video
ISBN: 978-0-253-03148-8
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Our Town: Terre Haute tells the story of Terre Haute, Indiana, from its origins as a trading post on the banks of the Wabash River in the early 1800s to today’s modern, thriving city with a fast-developing Riverscape Project. The hour-long documentary takes you on a journey through the history of the town known as the “Queen City of the Wabash”—a truly American tale full of inspiring triumphs, dramatic setbacks, and surprising twists and turns.

As the United States navigated the often-turbulent, fast-paced decades of the 20th century, so too did Terre Haute forge ahead, meeting challenges head on. Our Town: Terre Haute explores the city’s rapid growth during the “Roaring ’20s,” its struggles during the Great Depression of the 1930s, its patriotic fervor and sacrifice during World War II, and development as a center of higher education, healthcare, and diverse industries in the post-war decades.

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WTIU Public Television is licensed through Indiana University and is a member station of PBS.

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