Evansville, Indiana is the largest city in the Tri-State with about 118,930 residents, and each of those residents knows these ten things that involves the city!

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Here are the 10 things that everyone from Evansville knows...


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    Ryan O Bryan

    The Fall Festival

    This is a no-brainer. Not only does everyone in Evansville know about it, but everyone in the surrounding area does too. It's the biggest event in the city each year!

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    Photo Credit: Ski via Amazon/Grippo's

    Grippo's and Ski make the ultimate snack

    For whatever reason, Grippo's BBQ chips and Ski are synonymous with Evansville...even though neither of them are produced here. When you think of the west side, those two things are one of the first things that comes to mind.

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    Bosse Field: Home of "A League of Their Own"

    Bosse Field is one of the most historic ball parks in the country....and they filmed some of "A League of Their Own" there. Ask any Evansvillian what Evansville's claim to fame is, and that would be one of the most popular answers.

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    Photo Credit: EPD

    911 Gives Hope

    The 911 Gives Hope charity organization has done so many things for the community, especially children. It is a group of Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics dedicated to improving the lives of children and people with disabilities in the local community.Some of their big fundraising event's each year include Guns & Hoses and 911 Gives Hope For The Holidays Toy Drive

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    (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Donnie Baseball

    Yankee great, Don Mattingly is an Evansville native. Some would say that he is Evansville's Favorite Son. He used to have a restaurant on Evansville's east side called Mattingly 23, and he still gives back to his hometown with Mattingly Charities.

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    Evansville: Where you can experience all four seasons in one week!

    Apparently the seasons don't matter in Evansville. One day it's sunny and 80 degrees, the next it is 32 degrees and people are making snowmen in their yard.

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    The Roseanne House

    Everyone from Evansville knows that one of its other claim to fame is the Roseanne House. It is the house that was featured in the sitcom, "Roseanne." The house itself was only used for its exterior whenever they would show the house on TV. The inside looks noting like what the house did on the show...but still a cool Evansville fact!

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    Avoid The Lloyd

    The Lloyd Expressway is Evansville's biggest road. It's an expressway with stoplights (which is weird), but it is also usually under construction. Everyone knows that if you want to avoid construction or delays, avoid the Lloyd!

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    The Purple Cow

    One of the staples of the Vanderburgh County Fair each year is the Purple Cow. What is a purple cow? If you're from Evansville, you probably already know the answer. For those who aren't, it's basically a grape flavored milkshake...and it's delicious!!!

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    Ashley Sollars

    Franklin Street

    Franklin Street always has something going on. From bazaars, bars, food, and the Fall Festival, Franklin Street has something to offer everyone in the family.

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