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History of Evansville, Indiana

Timeline created by dnheck in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square Shawnee, Miami, and other Native American tribes moved to the area.
Timeline small square French hunter/trapper, Pierre Brouillette traveled to Evansville.
Evansville small square Evansville was founded by Hugh McGary, who named the city after General Robert M. Evans.
Courierp small square The first edition (vol. 1, no. 1) of Evansville Courier Press was printed.
Railroad small square Evansville's first railroad was opened (Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad).
Willard small square Willard library was opened.
Timeline small square Evansville's city courthouse was built.
Timeline small square Evansville became one of the largest hardwood furniture centers in the world.
Mesker small square Mesker Park Zoo opened. It is one of the largest and oldest zoos in the state.
Evansvilleflood small square A massive flood covers 500 city blocks in Evansville.
Wsquaremall small square Washington Square Mall became Indiana's first covered shopping mall.
Usi small square USI is founded, becoming the fasted growing state university in Indiana.
Timeline small square Game scenes from "A League of Their Own" was filmed at Bosse Field.
Timeline small square Casino Aztar became Indiana's first gaming riverboat.
Timeline small square F3 tornado kills 25 people in Evansville.
Lst small square USS LST 325 was turned into a museum.
Timeline small square Children's Museum of Evansville opened its doors.
Timeline small square Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by Kiplinger.
Dscf1312 small square Danielle Heck moved to Evansville.
Timeline small square US census says the total populations is 117,429, becoming 3rd largest city in Indiana.
Fordcent small square Indoor area, Ford Center opens.
Timeline small square Danielle Heck created her first timetoast timeline.
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22nd May, 0900
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.