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Vanderburgh County Indiana Historical Markers

 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
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Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Civil War Camp
During the time of the Civil War local home guard mobilized in Sunset Park to protect the city from impending rebel raids and attacks from hostile gunboats operating on the Ohio River. — Map (db m88982) HM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.1999.1 — McCurdy - Sears Building
Side 'One' Built in 1920 for financier and philanthropist William H. McCurdy (1853-1930), president of Old National Bank. Constructed of reinforced concrete with poured concrete floors, employing architectural developments newly pioneered for . . . — Map (db m47820) HM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Ohio River Levee
Side 1 U.S. Congress passed flood control acts 1936-1938 after disastrous floods, including one on Ohio River when water crested at 53.7 feet in Evansville January 31, 1937. This project authorized August 1937; U.S. Army Corps of . . . — Map (db m88987) HM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.2007.1 — Sheriff's Residence and Jail
Side ‘One’ Vanderburgh County formed, Evansville named county seat 1818. This castle-like structure was completed 1890 for county’s fourth jail and second sheriff’s residence. Stone exterior has step-gables, projecting turrets, crenellated . . . — Map (db m65225) HM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — The Short Lived Canal
On March 2, 1827, Congress provided a land grant to encourage Indiana to build the Wabash & Erie Canal. The original plan was to link the navigable water of the Maumee with the Wabash through the seven mile portage at Fort Wayne. Work began five . . . — Map (db m48241) HM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Vanderburgh County World War I Honor Roll
Service Star Legion War Mothers Gresham Chapter Erected this marker in 1926 in memory of Vanderburgh Co. Boys who gave their lives in the service of the • • 1917 • • • World War • • • 1918 • • ( Row One ) . . . — Map (db m48103) WM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Vanderburgh County World War II Honor Roll
Dedicated to the Heroes of Vanderburgh County of World War II ( Panel - - One ) ( Row One ) Hans Aabel • Pascal Abney • James Ambler • Leroy R. Angel • Jesse Leo Appel • John L. Bailey • Newell R. Bailey • James R. Bain • . . . — Map (db m48289) WM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.1947.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Completed from Lake Erie to Evansville, 1853. Used till 1865. Passing from 5th St. to 1st Ave., canal widened into basin for docks covering part of this square. — Map (db m47817) HM

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