Grouseland The White House Of The West

Grouseland The White House Of The West Vincennes Indiana


Stock #: 36090
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Vincennes
State: Indiana (IN)
County: Knox
Publisher: A. A. Arnold
Postmark: 1946
PM City: Plainville
PM State: IN
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The house in which Gen. Harrison lived, while Governor of Indiana Territory. The Harrison Mansion - Sometimes referred to as the "White House of the West," was erected and occupied by William Henry Harrison, the first governor of Indiana Territory and who later became the ninth president of the United States. On the lawn in front of this historic old mansion, surrounded by massive trees, was held the celebrated interview between Gov. Harrison and Chief Tecumseh with about seventy-five warriors, representing the different tribes of Indianans. This old mansion has been purchased by the D. A. R. and this patriotic organization now maintains this romantic old home which is truly a real show place for the many visitors who come to Historic Old Vincennes.