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Title: N. Sumner Miller
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Mr. & Mrs. Walter Salts
Taken from Attica Ledger-Tribune March 16, 1938

N. Sumner Miller, a native-born son of Warren County living at "The Pines" near West Lebanon, has an interesting wealth of history of the Wabash River valley in his life and the lives of his forebears. His Grandfather Tomlinson located in the general vicinity of what is now West Lebanon in 1827. His life influenced profoundly the development of that section of the Wabash River Valley. He was an architect and in 1844 erected a beautiful home which is even today a substantial and lovely home. An Indian burying ground is located on the farm. General Wm. Henry Harrison with his men camped on the farm on his historic march northward from old Vincennes to meet the Indians at the battlefield of Tippecanoe near Lafayette.

Tomlinson also assisted in located the Great Western, now the Wabash Railroad, when that section was built extending from Danville to Lafayette. The building of the railroad was extremely slow in the middle of 1850. Men like Tomlinson were greatly needed to secure right of way. Public-spirited men could do many things to further a great pioneer project such as the building of the old Great Western railroad. Dr. Walter Buell, uncle of Sumner Miller, was one of the first physicians and sugeons of Warren County. He was one of the first graduates of Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Date: 4/1/1990
Origin: Backward Glances
Record ID: 00000097
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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