Terre Haute is located in the western part of the state of Indiana and a city and seat of Vigo County. The area of the present-day Terre Haute used to be a meeting place of the Indian tribes that inhabited the region, and Fort Harrison was then built in 1811 that was being frequently attacked by the Tecumdeh's Shawnee. It became an essential part of Cumberland's community. The local coal deposits were developed and oil wells, that paved the way to the economy's growth in the 1860s. The miners were organized early, and the city is being remembered in history for its militant union activities. The city has subsequently diversified its economy and includes industries in the manufacture of packaging products, pharmaceuticals, trailers, and audio cassettes and compact discs.
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