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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Stan Schmitt
- 3 years 44 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
- 4 years 5 days 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
- 4 years 27 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
- 4 years 36 weeks ago
Evansville politics have always been interesting, but in two city elections — 1951 and 1955 — the course of history forever changed....
Kelley Coures
- 4 years 44 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
- 5 years 1 week 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
- 5 years 11 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
- 5 years 19 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
- 5 years 27 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
- 5 years 35 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
- 5 years 44 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
- 6 years 10 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
- 6 years 18 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
- 6 years 28 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
- 6 years 44 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
- 7 years 1 week 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
- 7 years 11 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
- 7 years 19 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
- 7 years 27 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
- 7 years 35 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...