Evansville, Indiana, USA - 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 and Indianapolis and other railroads, some of which connect by bridge across the Ohio with the Louisville and Nashville and the Ohio Valley lines. The city contains a number of prominent buildings, among which are the handsome court-house, city-hall, United States marine hospital, the Southern Indiana Hospital for the Insane, St. Joseph's Academy, Willard Library and Art Gallery, etc. Its prosperity is chiefly derived from trade and extensive manufactures of furniture, machinery, stoves and heaters, flour, saddlery and harness, lumber, tobacco, farming-implements, etc. There are extensive flouring- mills, breweries, iron-foundries, machine-shops, woollen- and cotton-mills, planing- and saw-mills, etc. Evansville is favorably situated for manufactures, being in a coal region. It is an important shipping point for corn, wheat, coal, and pork, and is the centre of a great tobacco-producing section. Pop. in 1860, 11,484 ; in 1870, 21,830 ; in 1880, 29,280 ; in 1890, 50,756 ; in 1900, 59,007.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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