Hidden History of Vincennes & Knox County

The History Press
  • erschienen am 10. Februar 2020
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  • 214 Seiten
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The Battle of Fort Sackville appears in every history of Vincennes and Knox County, yet so much more defines this area. Everyone is familiar with George Rogers Clark, but few know about ordinary but accomplished figures like diplomat Hubbard Taylor Smith and Civil War veteran Joseph Roseman. The Stibbins murder of 1911 and other long-forgotten crimes once shocked the county, and visits by politicians and entertainers, including Buffalo Bill Cody, enthralled residents before quickly slipping from memory. Weather made history, too, such as the destructive hailstorm that pounded northern Knox County in 1907. With the help of rare photographs, local historian and Sun-Commercial columnist Brian Spangle brings to life these stories and more.
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Arcadia Publishing Inc.
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978-1-4396-6897-9 (9781439668979)
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  • Intro
  • Half Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • I. 1890s-1910
  • 1. Bierhaus Home a Remnant of a Different Time
  • 2. Dr. Charles Sanford's Story Became a Part of Local History
  • 3. Dr. Von Knappe and the "Castle" on the Corner
  • 4. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Came to Town in 1898
  • 5. Pearl Buttons Were Once Manufactured in Vincennes
  • 6. Legacy of "Uncle Joe" Roseman Can Be Seen in Knox County Cemeteries
  • 7. Vincennes Native "Hub" Smith Was Diplomat and Composer
  • 8. Pritchett Case Was One of the Most Unusual in County History
  • 9. Vincennes Patrolman Killed after Touching Live Wire
  • 10. Location of Fort Sackville Was First Marked in 1905
  • 11. Vincennes Came to the Aid of Earthquake-Devastated San Francisco
  • 12. Bloodhounds Helped Fight Crime in Knox County and Beyond
  • 13. Destructive Hailstorm Caused Damage in Northern Knox County
  • 14. A 1909 Streetcar Accident Resulted in Fatality
  • II. 1910-1920
  • 15. The Abernathy Boys Came to Town in 1910
  • 16. Stibbins's Murder Shocked Knox County Residents in 1911, Part 1
  • 17. Stibbins Brothers Stood Trial for Murder, Part 2
  • 18. Verdict Reached in Stibbins's Case, Part 3
  • 19. Glenn Roughan Had One of Vincennes's Twentieth-Century Success Stories
  • 20. Murder at the Savoy Made Headlines in 1912
  • 21. Theatrical Men's Friendship Was Commemorated for Years
  • 22. Bridge Watchman LaCoste Had a Challenging Job
  • 23. Vincennes Cemeteries Named in Contest
  • 24. Bowers-Lescher Sanitarium Once Served Medical Needs of Knox County People
  • 25. Christmas 1914 Saw First Vincennes Municipal Christmas Tree
  • 26. History-Making Race at the Fairgrounds
  • 27. Production of Alice of Old Vincennes Was Part of 1916 Centennial Celebration
  • 28. First Vincennes Public School Razed
  • 29. Vincennes Police Department Acquires First Motorized Vehicle
  • 30. Arnold's Hobby Brought Happiness to Thousands
  • 31. Ruth Jordan Served as Nurse Overseas during First World War
  • 32. Men Fail in Attempt to Rob Bruceville State Bank
  • 33. Bruno the Bear Made His Home in Vincennes for Many Years
  • 34. "Cornstalk Killing" Frightened the Community in 1919, Part 1
  • 35. Local Man Confessed to Infamous Murder, Part 2
  • III. 1920-1930
  • 36. Story from the 1920s Became One of the Most Bizarre in Local History
  • 37. Franklin Roosevelt Spoke to Voters at the Knox County Courthouse
  • 38. Checkers Champ Banks Competed in Vincennes
  • 39. Old Post Laundry Was an Innovation for Vincennes
  • 40. St. Louis Cardinals Played the Bicknell Braves
  • 41. Fox Drives Were Once an Important Part of Rural Life
  • 42. President Warren Harding Passed through Knox County
  • 43. Edwardsport Bank Cashier Murdered in Attempted Robbery, Part 1
  • 44. Accused Murderers Brought to Justice, Part 2
  • 45. "Gentleman Jim" Made a Brief Stop at Union Depot
  • 46. Local Students Took Part in Spelling Bees
  • IV. 1930-1940
  • 47. Cooking Schools Were Once Held in Vincennes
  • 48. Miniature Golf Was a Popular Pastime Locally Beginning in 1930
  • 49. Nancy Gardner Baker Was Last Vincennes Civil War Nurse
  • 50. Daniel Hanes Was Symbol of a Bygone Era
  • 51. Knox County Girl Named Champion in International Canning Contest
  • 52. Vincennes Mayoral Election of 1934 Was a Nail-Biter
  • 53. Sally Rand Brought Her Risqué Show to the Pantheon Theater in 1935
  • 54. The 1936 Heat Wave Was the Worst in History, Part 1
  • 55. All-Time Record High Temperature Reached Locally, Part 2
  • 56. Turtle Derby Was an Amusing Civic Undertaking
  • 57. Vincennes Took in Evansville Flood Refugees in 1937
  • 58. William Strange Was One of the Last Knox County Civil War Veterans
  • 59. Duke Ellington Took the Stage at Vincennes
  • V. 1940-1950
  • 60. Main and Busseron Streets Became One-Way
  • 61. Knox County Townships Plagued by Mosquitoes
  • 62. Vincennes High School Graduates of 1882 Recognized
  • 63. Abbott and Costello War Bond Day
  • 64. Vincennes CCC Camp Lasted Just a Few Months
  • 65. Castor Beans Were Grown in Knox County During the Second World War
  • 66. Coogan Stationed at George Field in 1944-45
  • 67. Father Flanagan Brought His Message to Vincennes
  • VI. 1950-1960s
  • 68. Vincennes City Hall Razed
  • 69. Local Landmark Came Crashing Down in 1952
  • 70. Vincennes Welcomed "Citizen" Truman
  • 71. The 1955 Peach Crop Killed by Frigid Early Spring Weather
  • 72. "Uncle Billy" Green Jr. Was Grandma Moses of Vincennes
  • 73. Davy Crockett Craze Hit Locally
  • 74. Old State Bank Building Was Once Truly Hidden History
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Author

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