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Articles in: Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Stan Schmitt
- 6 weeks 1 day 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
- 23 weeks 11 hours 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
- 29 weeks 2 days 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
- 39 weeks 2 days 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
- 48 weeks 6 days 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
- 1 year 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
- 1 year 13 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
- 1 year 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
- 1 year 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
- 1 year 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
- 2 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
- 2 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
- 2 years 22 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
- 2 years 30 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
- 2 years 40 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
- 2 years 48 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
- 3 years 22 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
- 3 years 31 weeks ago
Evansville politics have always been interesting, but in two city elections — 1951 and 1955 — the course of history forever changed....
Kelley Coures
- 3 years 39 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
- 3 years 48 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...