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Squatter's Union of Lake County papers 1836-1838.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC087 (Text) 917438-1001 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3 oversize folders

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/02 by Benjamin Clark. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains the papers of the Squatter's Union, which was organized to protect the rights of land claimants. Included are the organization's constitution, general records, and the register of claimants.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Squatter's Union of Lake County Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
On July 4, 1836 in the home of Solon Robinson, the Squatter's Union of Lake County was organized and the fourteen-article constitution was adopted and signed by almost five hundred individuals. Lake County was organized in 1837 and named for Lake Michigan, which lies adjacent to the county.
Subject: Lake County Squatter's Union.
Lake County (Ind.)
Land claim associations.

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