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Yesteryear

Yesteryear: East Side School

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East Side School BY Pat Sides Members of the Evansville School Board gathered to break ground for the construction of a new school in 1949....

YESTERYEAR: JOE AARON

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YESTERYEAR: JOE AARON By Pat Sides Evansville Courier columnist Joe Aaron was the guest of honor at a “roast” held at Das Kollker Haus restaurant on...

YESTERYEAR: Mayor William Dress By Pat Sides

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Evansville Mayor William Dress is pictured here with two unidentified Boy Scouts in the late 1940s. A native of Ohio, Dress moved to Evansville to...

YESTERYEAR: Louis Ruthenburg Evansville’s Leading Industrialist In The Mid-1900s

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Louis Ruthenburg Evansville’s Leading Industrialist In The Mid-1900s Yesteryear by Pat Sides This special event, sponsored by the Evansville Chamber of Commerce in November 1941, celebrated the...

Yesteryear: Division and Main Streets

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Division and Main Streets by Pat Sides In this 1982 photo, the old railroad tracks that once stretched down the center of Division Street are...

Yesteryear: West Side Nut Club Fall Festival by Pat Sides

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Over the decades, the annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival has evolved into one of Evansville’s most eagerly-anticipated events, as well as one...

Yesteryear: President Taft Visits Evansville

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President Taft Visits Evansville Evansville became an even busier hub of activity after April 6, 1917, when the United States formally entered the war in...

YESTERYEAR: ST. LUCAS EVANGELICAL CHURCH CHOIR

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St. Lucas Evangelical Church Choir The St. Lucas Boys Choir, posing at the entrance of the church (now named St. Lucas United Church of Christ),...

Yesteryear: D-Patrick Has Deep Roots To The Evansville Business Community 

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D-Patrick has deep roots to the Evansville business community.  Way back to 1934, when Joseph E. O'Daniel partnered with George Ranes Sr. to form O'Daniel-Ranes...

YESTERYEAR: 109 YEARS AGO

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YESTERYEAR: 109 YEARS AGO BY RONALD RIECKEN 1910 Ford Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo. Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren! The year...

HISTORY OF THE ICONIC O’DANIEL FAMILIES

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Way back to 1934, when Joseph E. O'Daniel partnered with George Ranes Sr. to form O'Daniel-Ranes Oldsmobile in downtown Evansville, Indiana. With the expansion...

Yesteryear By Pat Sides-Fulton Avenue Near The Lloyd Expressway

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Fulton Avenue near the Lloyd Expressway Views of Evansville change over the years, sometimes so gradually that residents don’t immediately notice. This photograph was taken...

Yesteryear: Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse

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Yesteryear: Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse BY PAT SIDES Seen here in the 1920s, the stately old Courthouse has occupied an entire city block downtown since...

YESTERYEAR: Pop-O’s Riverboat Restaurant

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YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES Evansville’s proximity to the Ohio River was recalled in this restaurant’s design, which resembled one of the many steamboats that once...

The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant BY PAT SIDES

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The Farmer’s Daughter restaurant is wedged between National City Bank and the Vendome Hotel in this image of Third Street near Main. The photo was...

Yesteryear: Infantile Paralysis Fund Campaign

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Yesteryear: Infantile Paralysis Fund Campaign BY Pat Sides In January of 1944, Vanderburgh County’s 13th annual fund-raising campaign for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis kicked...

YESTERYEAR: Reitz High School By Pat Sides

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These young, smiling women are students at Reitz High School on Evansville’s west side. They are posing on the large “R” that has been embedded...

Finke Furniture Company By Pat Sides

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Finke’s Furniture was a major retailer in downtown Evansville during most of the nineteenth-century. Founded in 1902 by brothers L. B and C. E. Finke,...

Fred Geiger & Sons Company by Pat Sides

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Although the horses and wagons are long gone, this building still stands at 401 NW Second Street, soon to be transformed into a restaurant...

YESTERYEAR: WHEELER SCHOOL

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WHEELER SCHOOL BY PAT SIDES Wheeler School, seen here from the intersection of Fourth and Mulberry streets, was the first schoolhouse to be built in...

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