Yesteryear

YESTERYEAR: Northwest Fourth Street

YESTERYEAR:  Northwest Fourth Street BY PAT SIDES This view of Fourth Street, looking towards Main Street, was taken from the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors...

YESTERYEAR: Smith and Butterfield, Inc.

YESTERYEAR by PAT SIDES Most people who still remember the office and furniture supply store Smith and Butterfield recall its downtown location at 305 Main...

February 14 – February 20 The Week in Indiana History

1849     General Zachary Taylor stopped in Indiana on his way to Washington to take the oath as the 12th President of the United...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Indiana ratifies the 13th Amendment

February 7 - February 13 The Week in Indiana History You are invited to take a "Virtual Tour" of the Indiana Statehouse.  Just click the link...

YESTERYEAR: Cadick Apartment Building

by Pat Sides This early image of the brick and limestone structure at 118 SE First Street has remained virtually intact since its construction in...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: George Gershwin Plays the English Theater

January 31 - February 6 The Week in Indiana History 100 YEARS AGO 1921     Results of the 1920 National Census were released.  The population of Indiana was...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: A Boatload of Knowledge in New Harmony

January 24 - January 30 The Week in Indiana History 1826     Robert Dale Owen welcomed a "Boatload of Knowledge" to the young community of New...

Downtown Evansville IN 1915

Downtown Evansville In 1915 by Pat Sides The old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, built in the late 1880s, dominates the skyline in this early nineteenth-century image. All...

Herbert Hoover Offers Rice Stew And Beans

January 17 - January 23 The Week in Indiana History 1828     Sarah Lincoln Grigsby died at age 20 in Spencer County.  She was the older...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: The 1836 Mammoth Internal Improvement Act

January 10 - January 16 The Week in Indiana History 1836     Indiana passed the Internal Improvement Act.  Signed by Governor Noah Noble, the law proposed...

Boehne Camp Hospital

Boehne Camp Hospital A resurgence of tuberculosis in the early twentieth century, which claimed countless lives internationally, led to the founding of the Boehne Tuberculosis...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

January 3 - January 9 The Week in Indiana History 1904     Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats was the guest speaker at the Athenaeum...

YESTERYEAR: Santa Visits Siegel’s, Inc.

 Santa Visits Siegel’s, Inc.  BY PAT SIDES In December of 1937, Santa Claus paid a visit to Siegel’s clothing store, where he is seen here inspecting...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

December 20 - December 26 The Week in Indiana History 1861     John Wilkes Booth opened a six-day engagement on Christmas Day at the Metropolitan Theater...

YESTERYEAR: Evansville Hose House #5

Evansville Hose House #5 by Pat Sides Former Hose House #5 still stands at 314 North St. Joseph Avenue, its appearance virtually unaltered since its...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Electric lights on the 1913 Christmas Tree

December 13 - December 19 The Week in Indiana History 1814     Sarah Bolton was born in Newport, Kentucky.  When she was age 3, her family...

YESTERYEAR: History Of Lamasco

History Of Lamasco  REMEMBER - EVERY STORY WORTH TELLING DESERVES A FEW GOOD LIES) The city of Lamasco stretched from Ohio river to Maryland Street and from...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Indiana Becomes the 19th State

1816     December 11:  President James Madison signed a Congressional resolution admitting Indiana to the Union as the 19th State. The new state government would...

Yesteryear:Tri-State Motors Company

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HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Steamboats Collide on the Ohio River

1849     Indiana Governor Paris Dunning addressed the General Assembly about the need to appoint delegates to the new Constitutional Convention.  This was one...