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January 21, 2013


Vance Hartke, Indiana Liberal

When Hartke left Evansville for the U.S. Senate in 1958, he was the first Democrat to represent Indiana in the Senate for two decades.

July 4, 2011


The Petrified Man Hoax

On viewing the stone man, Governor Durban proclaimed it a genuine petrified human being, pronouncing: “It is the most wonderful thing I have ever seen.”

December 20, 2010


Editorial Without Words

Known as the “Editorial without Words”, the photo has been reproduced in windows, lapel pins, statues, and other Shrine paraphernalia for more than 35 years.

September 29, 2008


Evansville African American Museum

With its spacious dimensions, pleasant views and various amenities, Lockefield Gardens in Indianapolis distinguished itself among housing projects erected in the 1930s under President Franklin Roosevelt’s Public Works Administration.

October 22, 2007


Stepp Cemetary

While ghost-trackers in Evansville keep on the lookout for the Lady in Grey, an apparition in different attire haunts the imagination of paranormal investigators in central Indiana. A spectral Lady in Black is said to lurk in the Stepp Cemetery, located deep within the Morgan Monroe State Forest, south of Martinsville.

October 15, 2007


Willard Library Ghost

Among the landmarks that figure prominently on an Indiana ghost-tracker’s map is the Willard Library. The stately brick edifice in downtown Evansville has such a reputation for paranormal activity that the library, in partnership with the Evansville Courier and Press, has installed surveillance cameras or “ghost cams” in the reportedly haunted rooms.

April 24, 2006


The Canal Era

Inspired by George Washington's idea of linking the east to the midwest, early Indiana leaders set about the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal.

April 11, 2005


Mound Builders

During the Dark Ages, a Native American culture, known today as the Mississippian Moundbuilders, thrived in what is now the Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Evansville.

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