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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Kelley Coures
- 4 years 4 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
- 4 years 14 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
- 4 years 22 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
- 4 years 30 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
- 4 years 39 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 47 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
- 5 years 13 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
- 5 years 22 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
- 5 years 31 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 48 weeks 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
- 6 years 4 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
- 6 years 14 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
- 6 years 22 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
- 6 years 30 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
- 6 years 38 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 47 weeks 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
- 7 years 5 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
- 7 years 14 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
- 7 years 21 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
- 7 years 21 weeks ago
Teenagers tanned, gossiped, and flirted. Local radio stations conducted arm wrestling and tug-of-war competitions. A Hawaiian Tropic contest...