History of Evansville, Indiana

Timeline created by dnheck
In History
  • Shawnee, Miami, and other Native American tribes moved to the area.

  • French hunter/trapper, Pierre Brouillette traveled to Evansville.

  • Evansville was founded by Hugh McGary, who named the city after General Robert M. Evans.

    Evansville was founded by Hugh McGary, who named the city after General Robert M. Evans.
  • The first edition (vol. 1, no. 1) of Evansville Courier Press was printed.

    The first edition (vol. 1, no. 1) of Evansville Courier Press was printed.
  • Evansville's first railroad was opened (Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad).

    Evansville's first railroad was opened (Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad).
  • Willard library was opened.

    Willard library was opened.
  • Evansville's city courthouse was built.

  • Evansville became one of the largest hardwood furniture centers in the world.

  • Mesker Park Zoo opened. It is one of the largest and oldest zoos in the state.

    Mesker Park Zoo opened. It is one of the largest and oldest zoos in the state.
  • A massive flood covers 500 city blocks in Evansville.

    A massive flood covers 500 city blocks in Evansville.
  • Washington Square Mall became Indiana's first covered shopping mall.

    Washington Square Mall became Indiana's first covered shopping mall.
  • USI is founded, becoming the fasted growing state university in Indiana.

    USI is founded, becoming the fasted growing state university in Indiana.
  • Game scenes from "A League of Their Own" was filmed at Bosse Field.

  • Casino Aztar became Indiana's first gaming riverboat.

  • F3 tornado kills 25 people in Evansville.

  • USS LST 325 was turned into a museum.

    USS LST 325 was turned into a museum.
  • Children's Museum of Evansville opened its doors.

  • Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by Kiplinger.

  • Danielle Heck moved to Evansville.

    Danielle Heck moved to Evansville.
  • US census says the total populations is 117,429, becoming 3rd largest city in Indiana.

  • Indoor area, Ford Center opens.

    Indoor area, Ford Center opens.
  • Danielle Heck created her first timetoast timeline.

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    Native American "mound builders" built their villages where Angel Mounds is today.

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    Evansville was the largest producer of LSTs.

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    All exterior shots for "Roseanne" are still photos taken in and around Evansville.