History of Evansville, Indiana

Timeline created by dnheck in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline Shawnee, Miami, and other Native American tribes moved to the area.
Timeline French hunter/trapper, Pierre Brouillette traveled to Evansville.
Evansville Evansville was founded by Hugh McGary, who named the city after General Robert M. Evans.
Courierp The first edition (vol. 1, no. 1) of Evansville Courier Press was printed.
Railroad Evansville's first railroad was opened (Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad).
Willard Willard library was opened.
Timeline Evansville's city courthouse was built.
Timeline Evansville became one of the largest hardwood furniture centers in the world.
Mesker Mesker Park Zoo opened. It is one of the largest and oldest zoos in the state.
Evansvilleflood A massive flood covers 500 city blocks in Evansville.
Wsquaremall Washington Square Mall became Indiana's first covered shopping mall.
Usi USI is founded, becoming the fasted growing state university in Indiana.
Timeline Game scenes from "A League of Their Own" was filmed at Bosse Field.
Timeline Casino Aztar became Indiana's first gaming riverboat.
Timeline F3 tornado kills 25 people in Evansville.
Lst USS LST 325 was turned into a museum.
Timeline Children's Museum of Evansville opened its doors.
Timeline Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by Kiplinger.
Dscf1312 Danielle Heck moved to Evansville.
Timeline US census says the total populations is 117,429, becoming 3rd largest city in Indiana.
Fordcent Indoor area, Ford Center opens.
Timeline Danielle Heck created her first timetoast timeline.
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Native American "mound builders" built their villages where Angel Mounds is today.

Evansville was the largest producer of LSTs.

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