Evansville, Indiana, USA - Scene in Mesker Park
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Evansville, Indiana, USA - Walnut Street Presbyterian Church
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Evansville, Indiana, USA
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Where is Evansville, Indiana, USA? 

Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA

On March 27, 1812, Hugh McGary Jr. purchased about 441 acres and named it "McGary's Landing". In 1814, to attract more people, McGary renamed his village "Evansville" in honor of Colonel Robert Morgan Evans. Evansville incorporated in 1817 and became a county seat on January 7, 1818. The county was named for Henry Vanderburgh, a deceased chief judge of the Indiana territorial supreme court.wikipedia


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News  1885 - EVANSVILLE, IND., FLOODED.
Evansville, Ind., May 29. -- A tremendous rain fall visited this city yesterday afternoon. The centre of the cloud-burst seemed within the territory bounded by Indiana and John Streets and Main Street and Garfield Avenue, and the streets and pavements in that district were covered with water to a...Read MORE...


News  1889 - On the 9th, R. F. Schor, book-keeper of the First National Bank of Evansville, Ind., committed suicide by hanging. Unsuccessful speculation was the cause.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 13, 1889
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News  1890 - Tornado
IN INDIANA.
Later Reports Show the Loss of Life and Property Increasing.

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 31. - Every hour brings additional news of the dreadful results of the tornado which passed over the Ohio valley on Thursday night, and it seems as if the calamity has neglected no community in its...Read MORE...



1901 - February 5 - In Evansville, Indiana, a fire burns through the business district, causing $175,000 of damage.

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February 5, 1901
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News  1902 - Lightning Destroys a Fine Evansville Church. FINE CHURCH RUINED. Lightning Causes Fire That Destroyed Structure.
Evansville, Ind., March 31 - St. Boniface Catholic church, located in the western suburbs of this city, was struck by lightning at an early hour Sunday morning. The structure took fire, and the interior of the building was a mass of flames before an alarm was turned in. When the department arrived...Read MORE...


News  1909 - FUMES FILL MINE AND FIVE DIE. DEAD AND INJURED THROWN OVER ALL PARTS OF THE WORKINGS.
Evansville, Ind., March 20 - Five were killed and a score injured in an explosion at the Sunnyside mine this afternoon.
The dead:
WILLIAM SCHNUTE.
SAMUEL COOMER.
NELSON WALLINGHAM, SR. (colored).
NELSON WALLINGHAM, JR. (colored).
JOSEPH SCHENK.

The explosion was caused by a windy shot, due ...Read MORE...



1916
Evansville, a city of Indiana, the capital of Vanderburg co., and the second city in population in the state, is situated on a broad, high plateau, which here forms the northern bank of the Ohio River, 163 miles by rail E. by S. of St. Louis. It is on the Evansville and Terre Haute, tho Evansville...Read MORE...


1937 - FLOOD WALL INSUFFICIENT
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Monday, Jan. 25 - (UP) - Ohio river flood waters swept over the 51-foot flood wall at Evansville today and began creeping toward the business district.

The river was at its highest peak in Evansville history. Forecasters said it would go up at least two more feet.

Residents...Read MORE...



1953 - September 09 - WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Archbold
America/USA  Maudie Archbold (29 June 1883, Evansville, Indiana, USA - , )

Eble
America/USA  Caroline Emma Eble (25 September 1894, Evansville, Indiana, USA - , )

Schlachter
America/USA  Bertham Mariam Schlachter (16 August 1894, Evansville, Indiana, USA - , )
 


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