Terre Haute

Postcards - Forest Park (3)



More postcards from my collection...

Forest Park, Terre Haute

Forest Park, Terre Haute, Ind.

This postcard stamped in Brazil on June 4th, 1915, also contains the text...

13577
The Acmegraph Co, Chicago
W

Forrest Park Dam, Terre Haute

Forrest Park Dam, Terre Haute, Ind.

This postcard stamped in Terre Haute on 7th January 1916, also contains the text...

A-16081
The Model

I have another, unused, copy of this postcard. The front is exactly the same but the back has the text...

A-16081
Published expressly for S. H. Knox & Co.
Made in U.S.A.

Forrest Park Dam, Terre Haute

Forrest Park Dam, Terre Haute, Ind.

This unused postcard is a reproduction of a much older postcard. It has the printed text...

#74

Otter Creek at site of Markle's Mill, 1816 -
1938, east of North Terre Haute. Major
Abraham Markle was the mill owner and one
of the original proprietors of Terre Haute.

165318
Exclusive Project by the House of Photography
Robert W. Harvey with the help of Dorothy J. Clark, Local Historian
Historical Collector Series

Markle Mill, Forrest Park, Terre Haute

Markle Mill, Forrest Park, Terre Haute, Ind.

This unused postcard has the printed text...

Series 146
Weixelbaum - Competition Proof - Lima, Ohio

Forest Park from Indian Cave, Terre Haute

Forest Park from Indian Cave, Terre Haute, Ind.

This postcard with an unreadable postmark, also contains the text...

No. C 7929
Published by the Indiana News Company, Indianapolis, Ind.
Dresden-Leipzig-Berlin
Made in Germany
ANC NY Leipzig Berlin Dresden Litho-Chrome Trade Mark

In 1816, Major Abraham Markle, a veteran of the War of 1812, bought three shares of land and built a dam across Otter Creek. In 1817, the water-powered grain mill and corn whiskey distillery began operating. The Forest Park Company, owner and operator of the privately owned Forest Park northeast of Terre Haute, acquired the old Markle Mill and water rights on Otter Creek from Thomas Welch for $6,000 in May 1907. The park also acquired a 20-passenger gasoline automobile to transport patrons from the Ellsworth (later renamed to Edwards and now North Terre Haute) interurban stop to the park for a 5-cent fare. From 1903 to the 1920's the 365 acre park was a popular attraction. A Civilian Conservation Corps camp was based in the park during the Great Depression. In September 1938, fire destroyed the mill and storeroom, which was then owned owned by The Hansel Millery Co. It was purchased by Hulman and Company in 1939 and since the 1970's has been managed by Terre Haute First National Bank.

Rob Robbins has an excellent article and photographs on Markle Mill as does Ronald Andrews. C. D. Hansel, the mill's owner was Ron's step great grandfather.

This page created 8th May 2009, last modified 26th May 2014


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