Yesteryear

Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For Historic Evansville Theatre

$50,000 Goal To Receive Matching Grant Through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places Initiative Evansville, Ind. (Oct. 15, 2021) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and...

YESTERYEAR: HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

October 17 - October 23 The Week in Indiana History 1852     Hoosiers attended the first Indiana State Fair.  It was held in Indianapolis at Military...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

October 3 - October 9 The Week in Indiana History 1849      James Whitcomb Riley was born in Greenfield.  Beginning as an itinerant sign painter...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: The Spanish Flu Comes To Indiana

September 26 - October 2 The Week in Indiana History 1858     The Metropolitan, the first theater in Indianapolis, opened its doors to the public.  Located...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Eisenhower Takes a Whistle-Stop Tour September 12 - September 18 The Week in Indiana History 1862     Near Frederick, Maryland, Sergeant John Bloss and...

Yesteryear: The D-Patrick Legacy Reaches All The Way Back To 1934

The D-Patrick legacy reaches all the way back to 1934 when Joseph E. O'Daniel partnered with George Ranes Sr. to form O'Daniel-Ranes Oldsmobile in...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Hello to the Horticultural Society

August 22 - August 28 The Week in Indiana History 1840     The first meeting of the Indiana Horticultural Society was held at the Statehouse in...

Preservationists Call For Help For Endangered Indiana Buildings

Preservationists call for help for endangered Indiana buildings August 17, 2021   Posted by: Editor By Carolina Puga Mendoza TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—With more than 200 years of history as a...

YESTERYEAR: Profile Of Film Director Alfred Hitchcock

Profile Of Director Alfred Hitchcock submitted to the CCO by Ron Riecken Film Director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London (1899). His father was a greengrocer...

Yesteryear: Never-Split Seat Co

Never-Split Seat Co.  by Hannah Myers Throughout the history of Evansville and continuing today, manufacturers of wide varieties of products have called the area home. This...

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...