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Facebook Page Explores Evansville Pictures Of The Past

Say what you want about Facebook taking over the world, sometimes it is used for good.  Even though I did not grow up in the area, I sure do like looking at classic pictures of the area to see what things used to look like 40, 50, maybe even 100 years ago.  I have found a site on Facebook that is packed with great old pictures from the Evansville area. is the place to browse through hundreds of photos of Evansville buildings that no longer exist, people that made the city what it is today, and important events and occasions that happened right here.  While I’m not completely sure who started this page, it’s open for submissions of new pictures and I really love to look through their huge collection.

Take this for example:


You can look at the Evansville Coliseum and know that its history dates back a hundred years, but just check out this picture from nearly a hundred years ago as it is being built.

And, do you remember when Main Street looked like this?


If you think traffic across the twin bridges gets annoying, just imagine 1937 when the were just building the first of two bridges spanning the Ohio River.


And who needed to go through the drive through at one of the national chain fast food locations, when you had the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In!


These pictures are just a taste of what you’ll find at this awesome Facebook page.  Please click here to see more and you can even submit your own.  Relive your past, or just enjoy other people’s past like me.  A big thanks to whoever started this great page!

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