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Evansville

Joseph Engler

Published October 15th 2012
ISBN : 9780738594361
Paperback
128 pages
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Evansville, a river town in the truest sense, established itself as the commercial center of the area, but not without a bit of luck. After Hugh McGary bought land along the Ohio River 200 years ago, fortune smiled on the city when it became theMoreEvansville, a river town in the truest sense, established itself as the commercial center of the area, but not without a bit of luck. After Hugh McGary bought land along the Ohio River 200 years ago, fortune smiled on the city when it became the county seat of the newly formed Vanderburgh County in 1818 and again when it was chosen as the terminus of the Wabash and Erie Canal. Evansville, which also played a vital role in World War II manufacturing, continued to grow yet kept its small-town charm. While the scenes in Postcard History Series: Evansville may have come and gone, it is the people that truly make this city the heart of the tri-state area.