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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Kelley Coures
- 3 years 44 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
- 4 years 4 days 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
- 4 years 18 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...
Katharine McKinney
- 4 years 27 weeks ago
In a neighborhood filled with “one bungalow after another,” the house at 1506 E. Indiana St. stands out. The Peters-Margedant House,...
Kelley Coures
- 4 years 36 weeks ago
During the last week of June and the first week of July in downtown Evansville, the community puts on its red, white, and blue and becomes a bastion...
Harold Morgan
- 5 years 6 days ago
 This short story was selected from a forthcoming book that was written by George Honig, an Indiana author and artist who died in 1962 before he...
Jim Winnerman
- 5 years 9 weeks ago
Few names are as widely recognized in Evansville as “Mesker.” After all, the city’s most popular attraction is the Mesker Park Zoo...
Kelley Coures
- 5 years 19 weeks ago
If you were an adult living in Evansville from 1947 until 1950, you likely began your morning with a cup of percolated Folgers coffee and the floor...
Kelley Coures
- 5 years 27 weeks ago
The Reitz Home Museum presents it’s 20th Murder Mystery Event on Saturday, Aug. 18, with the production of Murder on Slaughter Avenue, written...
Kelley Coures
- 5 years 35 weeks ago
In the earliest days of white settlement in the Evansville region, one of the most harrowing stories unfolded in the life of a child named Isaac...
Kelley Coures
- 5 years 43 weeks ago
What do Lucy Himstedt, Katie Couric, Jean Brubeck, Hillary Clinton, and the late Isabella Fine all have in common? They are all great women, and they...
Kelley Coures
- 6 years 2 days ago
World War II fueled Evansville’s economic prosperity well into the 1950s, and the expanding population led to a major increase in citywide...
Kelley Coures
- 6 years 10 weeks ago
The current debate over the consolidation of city and county governments sounds oddly familiar to people who can recall Evansville in 1959 and J....
Kelley Coures, president of the Old Courthouse Foundation
- 6 years 19 weeks ago
Monday, Jan. 7, 1861, was a chilly evening in Evansville. A formally dressed crowd of prosperous citizens had gathered at the Mozart Hall, located on...
Kelley Coures, president of the Old Courthouse Foundation
- 6 years 26 weeks ago
On Jan. 22, 1930, Ernest Tidrington and his wife Hallie, a local teacher at the black elementary school, pulled up to a drug store on Lincoln Avenue...
Shanti Knight
- 6 years 26 weeks ago
Teenagers tanned, gossiped, and flirted. Local radio stations conducted arm wrestling and tug-of-war competitions. A Hawaiian Tropic contest...
Don Baker
- 6 years 36 weeks ago
Three white-haired widows were enjoying lunch at the River Oaks Health Campus, a nursing home in Princeton, Ind., when Betty Reynolds, 87, mentioned...
Alissa Young
- 6 years 43 weeks ago
Thomas Garvin arrived in Evansville in the mid-19th century with $7 in his pocket. He soon became a prominent lawyer. The white-collar worker bought...
Louis La Plante
- 7 years 10 weeks ago
One year from now, the new stadium is expected to open Downtown — much to the chagrin of a vocal opposition, a few of whom dubbed the yet-...
Kristen Lund
- 7 years 37 weeks ago
On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, bringing important news from the North: President Abraham Lincoln had declared that all...