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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Kelley Coures
- 4 days 10 hours ago
Evansville, like other cities in the U.S., participates in the U.S. Census every 10 years for a variety of benefits (other than it being required in...
Stan Schmitt
- 9 weeks 3 days ago
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony, who authored the...
Elisa Gross
- 19 weeks 5 days ago
While many parts of Evansville’s history are no longer visible, the new Evansville African American Heritage Trail is preserving prominent...
Stan Schmitt
- 29 weeks 1 day ago
History states that Hannah and Lt. George W. Jacobs arrived in the city of Evansville in 1818, after embarking on a flatboat down the Ohio River from...
Claire Eagle
- 38 weeks 2 days ago
On Oct. 10, 1979, hundreds gathered on the grounds of the brand new Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana. In attendance were architect Richard Meier, Lt...
Stan Schmitt
- 47 weeks 3 days ago
On May 23, 1969, civic and government leaders gathered to dedicate the new Civic Center complex. More than 50 years since that date, the importance...
Susan L. Bloom and John M. Tallent
- 1 year 2 weeks ago
D-Day — the invasion of France on the beaches of Normandy occurred on June 6, 1944, and was the largest amphibious warfare operation in the...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 8 weeks ago
Outside of the Children’s Room at Willard Library is a display case filled with egg ornaments; all are decades old. They are the work of former...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 28 weeks ago
For years Thanksgiving Day has been linked with sports. In Evansville, that has not been an exception. On Nov. 11, 1911, the Courier reported “...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 38 weeks ago
In October 1928, Evansville was preparing to take to the air. The city already had agreed to purchase more than 200 acres around the Heerdink farm...
Stan Schmitt
- 2 years 3 weeks ago
Usually referred to as the General Cigar Building, the four-story brick building at the corner of Second and Court streets serves as the home of...
Stan Schmitt
- 2 years 9 weeks ago
Few people on the elevated section of the Lloyd Expressway west of Pigeon Creek realize they are crossing a former lake. Fewer still know of the...
Stan Schmitt
- 2 years 19 weeks ago
January 7, 2018, marked the 200th anniversary of the formation of Vanderburgh County. The creation of the county was the result of Warrick County...
Stan Schmidt
- 2 years 28 weeks ago
In a time before malls and online shopping, the holiday season in Evansville meant you were in need of a trip Downtown. The stores were not only for...
Stan Schmitt
- 2 years 37 weeks ago
In January 1924, as the new Bosse High School on the East Side opened, faculty members petitioned the school board to name the athletic field “...
Stan Schmitt
- 2 years 45 weeks ago
In northeast Evansville, more than 70,000 residents occupy what 19th century writers referred to as Evansville’s City of the Dead. The current...
Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 3 weeks ago
Walking through Oak Hill Cemetery, one would be hard pressed to find a connection to the Memorial Day extravaganza we know as the Indianapolis 500....
Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 10 weeks ago
On Aug. 11, 1937, the Evansville Journal announced the Salt Pool had suddenly closed. Located on Buchanan Road at the base of Mount Auburn...
Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 18 weeks ago
Long lines, cramped seating, and screaming babies are common complaints for modern-day airline passengers. Things were quite different in the fall of...
Tom Ress
- 3 years 36 weeks ago
At 2:38 p.m. on March 17, 1960, Northwest Airlines Flight 710 departed Chicago’s Midway Airport with 57 passengers and six crew members aboard...