Yesteryear

YESTERYEAR: 300-314 Main Street

300-314 Main Street by Pat Sides Located at Third and Main streets, this imposing building housed two longtime merchants that serviced generations of Evansville shoppers. The...

The Week in Indiana History

The Week in Indiana History 1853     The first boat to travel the entire length of the Wabash and Erie Canal reached Evansville.  The canal,...

The Squirrel Invasion of 1822

September 13 - September 19 The Week in Indiana History 1822     Hordes of gray squirrels invaded Indiana.  Thousands of them swarmed from east to west,...

Yesteryear: Carpenter House

Yesteryear: Carpenter House by Pat Sides This image of the Carpenter House was recorded when it functioned as a Red Cross hospital during the Great Flood...

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Labor Day 2020 will occur on Monday, September 7. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally...

YESTERYEAR: In August Of 1620 The Mayflower Sailed From Plymouth, England, Bound For The...

Using the Old Style calendar, it was on this day in 1620 that the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World. sent...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS 1880: Frederick Douglass Tours the State

September 6 - September 12 The Week in Indiana History 1880     Famous orator and social reformer Frederick Douglass was in Madison, Indiana, campaigning for presidential...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: 1964 – The Beatles Invade The State Fair

August 30 - September 5 The Week in Indiana History 1917     Lillian Thomas Fox died in Indianapolis.  Hired by the Indianapolis News in 1900, she...

YESTERYEAR: Assumption Church Demolition

By Pat Sides In early November of 1964 came the announcement that Assumption Cathedral, the city’s oldest Catholic parish,  would hold it last service in...

Yesteryear: In 1916 Woodrow Wilson Signed Into Law The Creation Of The National Park...

In 1916 Woodrow Wilson Signed Into Law The Creation Of The National Park Service this article was submitted by Ron Riecken of Evansville It was on...

YESTERYEAR: NW Sixth Street

NW Sixth Street by Pat Sides This photo captured a quiet moment in the first block of NW Sixth Street when it was taken in the...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: 1808 – Beck’s Mill Starts Grinding Corn

August 23 - August 29 The Week in Indiana History 1808     The first corn was ground at Beck's Mill in Washington County.  Settlers from nearby...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Women Get the Vote

August 16 - August 22 The Week in Indiana History 100 YEARS AGO  1920      The 19th Amendment was ratified by the United States Congress.  The...

Bernardin Bottle Cap Company

BY PAT SIDES Seen here in the 1950s, the Bernardin Bottle Cap, Inc. was one of the largest manufacturers of home-canning lids and screw caps...

Sandy Allen was the Tallest Woman in the World

August 9 - August 15 The Week in Indiana History 1889     Zerna Sharp was born in Clinton County.  Beginning as an elementary teacher in Hillisburg,...

YESTERYEAR: 100 Block of Main Street

YESTERYEAR: 100 Block of Main Street by Pat Sides The group of stylish women, who worked for the Evansville Courier, lingers outside the entrance to the...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

1802     William Conner established a trading post on the west fork of the White River in Central Indiana.  He found success in the...

YESTERYEAR: H. Schminke Company

YESTERYEAR: H. Schminke Company by PAT SIDES When this photograph was taken in the early twentieth century, these buildings were already old and would soon be...

YESTERYEAR: Largest Recorded Swarm Of Locusts In American History

Largest Recorded Swarm Of Locusts In American History It was on this day 145 years ago, in 1875, that the largest recorded swarm of locusts...