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HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: The First State Elections

1816     In the first state elections, Jonathan Jennings was elected governor, defeating Territorial Governor Thomas Posey.  At age 32, Jennings was faced with...

Yesteryear: In 1934 Civil War Soldiers Parade Through Muncie

June 20 - June 26 The Week in Indiana History 1877     Robert Dale Owen died in New York State.  Born in Scotland, he came to...

WILLARD LIBRARY ARCHIVIST PATRICIA SIDES RETIRES TODAY

Karl Kae Knecht One of the most notable personalities from Evansville’s past is Karl Kae Knecht, who worked for the Evansville Courier from 1906 to...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: FDR Visits Vincennes

June 13 - June 19 The Week in Indiana History 1885     The Indiana Supreme Court, in a case involving Switzerland County, upheld the authority of...

YESTERYEAR: Schear’s Department Store

  Schear’s Department Store by PAT SIDES The Schear’s store, seen here ca. 1960, was one the last of downtown’s grand old department stores. The firm had...

Yesteryear: Future Governors Debate in Kokomo

May 30 - June 5 The Week in Indiana History 1860     Henry Lane (left) and Thomas Hendricks, both running for Governor, had a debate in...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: A Newspaper for Madison in 1813

May 23 - May 29 The Week in Indiana History 1813     The first issue of The Western Eagle newspaper was published in Madison.  The owner,...

Hoosier History Highlights

May 16 - May 22 The Week in Indiana History 1820     Indiana Governor Jonathan Jennings, Commissioner John Tipton, and others set out from the state...

400 Block of SE Riverside Drive by Pat Sides

  This early view of Southeast Riverside and Cherry Street is still recognizable today. The stately residence on the corner (left) has stood since 1856....

YESTERYEAR: 400 Block of SE Riverside Drive

400 Block of SE Riverside Drive This early view of Southeast Riverside and Cherry Street is still recognizable today. The stately residence on the corner...