Yesteryear

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...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Indiana Ratifies the 15th Amendment

May 9 - May 15 The Week in Indiana History 1869     Indiana ratified the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  The third and last...

Yesteryear: Artes Pool

Artes Pool by Pat Sides In the 1920s, Evansville officials pursued an aggressive program of expanding the city’s recreational areas, which had been prompted by...

Yesteryear: Here Comes the National Road

May 2 - May 8 The Week in Indiana History 1829     Construction of the National Road entered Indiana at Richmond on the eastern edge of...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: THE CIRCUS COMES TO PERU

April 25 - May 1 The Week in Indiana History 1865     The side-wheeler steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis.  The boat, built...

Yesteryear: Post-War Housing Boom by Pat Sides

The return of soldiers after the Second World War produced a national housing shortage, which was keenly felt in Evansville. This photo is dated...

YESTERYEAR: HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

April 18 - April 24 The Week in Indiana History 1816     President James Madison signed into law the Enabling Act, passed by Congress.  The measure...

YESTERYEAR: F. W. Woolworth Company

F. W. Woolworth Company by PAT SIDES Most shoppers appear to be waiting for a bus in front of the Woolworth’s store at Sixth and Main...

Yesteryear: Wilbur Wright Was Born In Henry County, Indiana

April 11 - April 17 The Week in Indiana History 1867     Wilbur Wright was born near Millville in Henry County.  His father, Milton Wright, was...

Yesteryear: Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson by Pat Sides James R. (Jim) Jackson was a fixture in Evansville’s theater community for several decades. A native of Missouri, he served...

YESTERYEAR AT THE EVANSVILLE/VANDERBURGH LIBRARIES

A photograph of Library Director Ed Howard in front of the new McCollough Branch Library. A photograph of the West Branch Library on Franklin Street....

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

April 4 - April 10 The Week in Indiana History 1862     In the Civil War, the 44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry fought at the Battle of...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Legends of the Old West in South Bend

March 28 - April 3 The Week in Indiana History 1874     Legendary figures from the Old West were live and on stage at Good's Opera...

YESTERYEAR: F. Harold Van Orman, One Of Evansville’s Most Dynamic Promoters.

F. Harold Van Orman by PAT SIDES In 1937, when this photo was taken, Mesker Zoo had been open slightly less than a decade. The man...

A Carnegie Library for Vincennes

March 21 - March 27 The Week in Indiana History 1910     The Carnegie Corporation approved a $30,000 grant for the construction of a public library...

Yesteryear: Banking In Evansville

City National Bank Interior of bank (renamed National City, then Integra Bank) at 229 Main St., probably soon after it opened in 1914 (Deeds-Glascock 12) Indiana...

HOOSIER HISTORY: President Lincoln Presents A Battle Flag To Governor Morton

March 14 - March 20 The Week in Indiana History 1865     President Abraham Lincoln presented Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton with a Confederate Battle Flag. ...

Maryland Street Bridge

A horse and buggy amble quietly over Pigeon Creek on the new Maryland Street bridge in 1909, soon after it replaced a wooden one...