Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue

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A biography of noted businessman John Purdue (1802-1876), whose donations of time and money led to the founding of Indiana's land grant university, Purdue University, in 1869. Purdue also contributed to economically important bridge, railroad, and cemetery construction, the existence of Lafayette Savings Bank and the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute, cattle farming, Lafayette's public school system, and countless other worthy enterprises. To date there has been no published full length study of Mr. Purdue's life and work ...

Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue 2002, Purdue University Press

ISBN-13: 9781557532879

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