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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Stan Schmitt
- 6 days 15 hours 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
- 11 weeks 5 days 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
- 18 weeks 5 days 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
- 26 weeks 5 days 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
- 44 weeks 5 days 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
- 1 year 2 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
- 1 year 10 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
- 1 year 18 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
- 1 year 27 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....
Trista Lutgring
- 1 year 35 weeks ago
Many scholars and historians of World War II acknowledge that it was American materials that won the war for the Allied forces in Europe and the...
Kelley Coures
- 2 years 10 weeks ago
One of the most colorful mayors in Evansville’s history was Republican Manson Reichert. Elected in 1942 as the Indiana municipal election law...
Kelley Coures
- 2 years 19 weeks ago
Evansville politics have always been interesting, but in two city elections — 1951 and 1955 — the course of history forever changed....
Kelley Coures
- 2 years 27 weeks ago
One has to be at least 60 years old to remember driving Evansville’s Main Street as a two-way thoroughfare with four lanes, regular...
Kelley Coures
- 2 years 36 weeks ago
The late 1950s were a rough time in Evansville as the city saw several major blue collar employers leave the area. In 1958, Fantus, a factory...
Kelley Coures
- 2 years 46 weeks ago
If you think schools are tumultuous today, ask your grandparents if they remember the name Glen Bretz. Bretz was the boys’ basketball coach at...
Kelley Coures
- 3 years 2 weeks ago
Taking a walk down Fourth Street between Vine and Court, one passes two of the most significant structures in Evansville, the Old Jail and Sheriffs...
Kelley Coures
- 3 years 10 weeks ago
The late radio news (television wasn’t here yet) on the frigid evening of Jan. 3, 1951, was focused on the pullout of United Nations forces...
Kelley Coures
- 3 years 18 weeks ago
Fourth Street in Downtown Evansville has been an important corridor since the earliest days of the city’s history. For many years, farmers...
Kelley Coures
- 3 years 27 weeks ago
It is always interesting to find cousins who resemble one another. Longtime Evansville residents who pass by, or find reasons to be inside, the...
Kelley Coures
- 3 years 45 weeks ago
For four days starting on July 29, 1960, Evansville hosted a total of 15 entertainment acts, including the late Dinah Washington, Benny Goodman, the...