The Amazing Interurban

  • 14 Jan 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

The Amazing Interurban

By Jeff Koehler

In all of all of the transportation history of America there has been nothing quite like the electric interurban.  The electric cars covered with dust from near-by dirt roads brought you right into Main St. of numerous small Indiana towns and throughout the Midwest.

On Jan. 14, 2019, Jeff Koehler will lead a discussion of the fascinating history of the interurban from its beginnings in Brazil, Indiana, in 1893, to the last run to Indianapolis from Terre Haute in 1940.  Jeff will show some pictures and tell the incredible history that saw numerous innovations in transportation and freight delivery brought about by on-going developments associated with the interurban.

Jeff Koehler is a 5th generation farmer and a lifelong resident of Clay County, Indiana.  He has been the Clay County Historian for almost 20 years.  He is currently the vice-president of the Clay County Historical Society and on the Board of Directors of the Canal Society of Indiana.  He has a passion for history and especially enjoys local history concerning transportation-including canals, railroads, and interurbans.

The Amazing Interurban program will be held in Rooms A, B and C in the Vigo County Library in Terre Haute, IN.  Refreshments and fellowship begins at 6:00 pm with the program starting at 6:30 pm.

Koehler encourages program attendees to bring any pictures, newspaper articles and other items relating to the development and operation of the interurban.


Monday, January 14, 2019

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


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