Yesteryear

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...

YESTERYEAR: Hill’s Snappy Service

Hill’s Snappy Service by Pat Sides This small diner opened in 1941 at Main Street and Riverside Drive, not long before this photo was shot. It...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Governor Wallace Proclaims Thanksgiving

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Governor Wallace Proclaims Thanksgiving 1839     Indiana Governor David Wallace proclaimed Thursday, November 28, 1839, to be an official Thanksgiving Day for...

YESTERYEAR: Masonic Temple

YESTERYEAR: Masonic Temple BY PAT SIDES Masonic Temple The first couple of decades in the twentieth century witnessed a building boom in Evansville. Of the many structures...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Railroads Set Standard Time

1883     The United States adopted Railroad Standard Time, which established four time zones within the nation.  The system was meant to eliminate confusion...

Camp Shelby

Camp Shelby by Pat Sides Shortly before the United States entered World War II, the 152nd infantry regiment reported to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for...

YESTERYEAR: RIVERSIDE DRIVE 1931

Riverside Drive 1931 This serene view of Riverside Drive is dated sometime between 1931, when the largest building in the picture was first occupied by...

YESTERYEAR: First Federal Congress Of The United States Approved 12 Amendments

In 1789, the First Federal Congress of the United States approved 12 amendments to the recently ratified Constitution. Ten of them would eventually become...

YESTERYEAR: During Prohibition Congress Had A Private Country Club Where They Drank...

SUBMITTED BY GAIL RIECKEN  EVANSVILLE It was on this day in 1919 that Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson's veto and passed the Volstead Act, which provided...

The Creation of Clifty Falls

  Clifty Falls was created during Earth’s most recent ice age, which lasted from 2.6 million years ago to 11,700 years ago. During this time,...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: A New State Constitution

November 1 - November 7 The Week in Indiana History 1851     The new Indiana State Constitution went into effect, replacing the original version written at...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

October 25 - October 31 The Week in Indiana History 1908     Dedication ceremonies were held for the statue of President Benjamin Harrison in University Park...

YESTERYEAR: EVANSVILLE STREET FAIR

by Pat Sides Beginning in the late nineteenth century, merchants in downtown Evansville hosted a huge street fair to lure customers to their stores. The...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: “Light’s Golden Jubilee” in 1929

October 18 - October 24 The Week in Indiana History 1840     Mother Theodore Guerin and five other Sisters of Providence began organization of St. Mary...

The First Oktoberfest Had Its Origins In Munich

The First Oktoberfest Had Its Origins In Munich submitted by Ron Riecken WevansvilleThe first Oktoberfest had its origins in Munich on this date in 1810. The...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: 1873 – Harriet Beecher Stowe in Indianapolis

October 11 - October 17 The Week in Indiana History 1873     Author Harriet Beecher Stowe appeared on stage at the Academy of Music in Indianapolis. ...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Doors Open at Riley Hospital for Children

October 4 - October 10 The Week in Indiana History 1860     Ashbel Willard, the 11th Governor of Indiana, died at the age of 39.  He...

YESTERYEAR: West Franklin Street

by Pat Sides This view of West Franklin Street was recorded in January of 1921, but much of it is still recognizable nearly a century...

The Week in Indiana History

1879     President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy were welcomed to Indianapolis by a parade through downtown.  Later they were treated to...