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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Claire Eagle
- 5 weeks 3 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
- 14 weeks 4 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
- 21 weeks 5 days 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
- 27 weeks 4 days 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
- 47 weeks 1 day 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 5 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
- 1 year 22 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
- 1 year 28 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
- 1 year 38 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
- 1 year 48 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 5 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 12 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
- 2 years 23 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
- 2 years 30 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
- 2 years 38 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 4 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...
Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 14 weeks ago
For almost 100 years, land along Pigeon Creek below Maryland Street was the site for recreation and entertainment for Evansville. Over time, the site...
William Bartelt
- 3 years 21 weeks ago
 “ . . . While our brothers were away on the field of strife and the battle . . . raging, we trusted that the God of Washington would come...
Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 29 weeks ago
They were known as the queens of the sky, and were the largest machines ever to fly. The rigid airships, called zeppelins, flying in the 1920s and...
Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 39 weeks ago
One hundred and fifty years ago, during the early morning of Jan. 30, 1866, the rattling of windows and doors woke many Evansville residents....