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Evansville, Indiana

  1. 1. Landmarks and Locations in the Community.<br />Ashley Neff<br />Evansville, Indiana<br />City Overview<br />
  2. 2. Evansville became a city in the state of Indiana in 1812<br /> and is situated on a gentle horseshoe bend on the Ohio River and often referred to as &quot;River City.&quot; <br />Evansville borders Gipson, Warrick, and Posey counties.<br />As of 2009, Evansville&apos;s population is 116,253 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.81 percent.<br />Evansville Is the third largest city in the state of Indiana behind Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.<br />Evansville, Indiana<br />
  3. 3. One of the most popular attractions in the region is Casino Aztar, the first riverboat casino in the state of Indiana.<br />The first highway bridge to cross the Ohio River and connect Evansville with Henderson, Kentucky, was built in 1932. <br />The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy which is known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. <br />In 2004 Evansville was named an &quot;All-America City&quot; by the National Civic League<br /> In 2008 it was voted one of the best cities in the country by the readers of Kiplinger.<br />First in the state or best for:<br />
  4. 4. During World War II, Evansville was the largest inland producer of LSTs (Tank Landing Ships). <br />Evansville also produced a specific line of the P-47 Thunderbolt known as the P-47Ds. <br />The Evansville craft were given the suffix &quot;-Ra&quot; while the Farmingdale planes were given the suffix &quot;-Re&quot;. Evansville produced a total 6,242 P-47s,almost half of the P47s made during the war, and 167 LSTs during the war.<br />During World War II Evansville is part of a growing history!<br />
  5. 5. The median home cost in Evansville is $80,160. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.20 percent.<br />Compared to the rest of the country, Evansville&apos;s cost of living is 29.30% Lower than the U.S. average.<br />Townships that you could move into are:<br />Center, German, Knight, Perry, Pigeon<br />Living in Evansville<br />
  6. 6. Weather:<br />Source: The Weather Channel.[12] September 2008<br />
  7. 7. Agriculture in the community<br />Corn<br />Soy Beans<br />Wheat<br />
  8. 8. The main river that connects Evansville and Henderson is the Ohio River.<br />After the devastating Ohio River flood of 1937, the city established the Evansville-Vanderburgh Levee Authority District. It built a system of earth levees, concrete walls, and pumping stations designed to protect the city<br />Water Ways:<br />
  9. 9. Toyota <br />AK Steel<br />Hospitals<br />Alcoa<br />The unemployment rate in Evansville is 9.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.50%). Recent job growth is Negative. Evansville jobs have Decreased by 4.40 percent.<br />Employment<br />
  10. 10. There are many schools and opportunities to get a wonderful education in the community. You have a public school system (K-12), the catholic dioceses (K-12), private schools (Pre-K to 12), a community college (IVY Tech),a business college (Harrison College) a public University (University of Southern Indiana), and a private college (The University of Evansville).<br />Evansville public schools spend $6,590 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 15 students per teacher in Evansville.<br />Schools<br />
  11. 11. Photos of the Colleges<br />
  12. 12. Vanderburgh County has several libraries in the area:<br />Central, West, McCollough, Willard,<br />They all provide a service to the community to allow materials to be borrowed as long as you show proof of residence. <br />Books, Magazines, DVD’s, historical documents, etc. are just some of the materials you can check out.<br />Libraries:<br />
  13. 13. Willard Library is believed to be a haunted library and a webcam is set up to watch live footage of the historic building.<br />Willard Library<br />
  14. 14. The township contains these eight cemeteries: Bethlehem, Campground, Locust Hill, Mount Carmel, Oak Ridge, Rose Hill, Saint Peters and Sunset Memorial Gardens.<br />Cemeteries:<br />
  15. 15. Evansville Dress Regional Airport <br />Skylane Airport <br />Airports and Landing Strips<br />
  16. 16. Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve<br />Lincoln State Park<br />Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum<br />Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial<br />Burdette Park<br />Mesker Park Zoo<br />Chuck – E – Cheese<br />Wathers Fun and Golf<br />Recreation Activities that are close by:<br />
  17. 17. Live music, entertainment, shows, plays, skits, dramas, and speakers are often held in these places.<br />Robert Stadium:<br />The Civic Centre:<br />Mesker Amphitheater:<br />LIVE events:<br />
  18. 18. The fantasy of Lights was started in 1993. All net proceeds will fund therapy at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. <br />Fantasy of Lights<br />
  19. 19. Ducks on the Ohio<br />Freedom Festival<br />Race for the Cure<br />Waterfront Events:<br />
  20. 20. The Evansville Fall Festival is held on the Westside of Evansville on Franklin Street. One of the largest and longest running street festivals in the country. The Nut Club hosted the 78th annual event that started in 1999.<br />Street Festival<br />
  21. 21. Evansville has two malls Washington Square Mall and Eastland Mall.<br />Washington Sq- It opened in 1963 as just Washington Square Mall and was the first enclosed shopping center in Indiana. Developed by Erie Investments, the mall was originally anchored by Sears and an A&P Grocery Store. The A&P store was replaced with a traditional department store named Stewart Dry Goods which later merged into L. S. Ayres.<br />Eastland Mall- It opened in 1982 Has everything your big city malls have without the travel distance. Old Navy, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Dillard&apos;s, Macy, JcPenney, and much more, plus a café court to stop and eat.<br />Shopping Attractions:<br />
  22. 22. Evansville Wester has a new Geep and it heads up CSX train V534 pulling in to South Howell Yard at Evansville. The train will be handed back to EVWR for transport to MVTT<br />Transportation -CSX<br />
  23. 23. Evansville used to have a Bus transportation system that was in place. Completed in 1938 at a cost of $150,000. one of the most modern Bus Stations in the United States. 106 buses are scheduled in and out of the station each day.<br />Grey Hound Bus System<br />
  24. 24. This is a photo of Waterfront Park that was just recently redone to improve the strip on the waterway.<br />Downtown Landmarks:<br />
  25. 25. The Four Freedoms Monument. The Four Freedoms Monument was commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt following his articulation of the &quot;Four Freedoms&quot; in his 1941 State of the Union Address. Roosevelt felt that, through the medium of the arts, a far greater number of people could be inspired to appreciate the concept of the Four Freedoms. In Evansville, Indiana there is another Four Freedoms monument designed by Rupert Condict built in 1976, four Indiana Limestone columns. It has become the defacto photo image of the city.<br />Four Freedoms Monument<br />
  26. 26. A League of their Own<br />1992 comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O&apos;Donnell, and Lori Petty. The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Wilson and Kelly Candaele.<br />Famous Spotlight: Movie was made here<br />
  27. 27. Although high school athletics are a constant source of local patronage, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana regularly draw thousands of spectators to NCAA Division I, and Division II sporting events, respectively. University of Evansville plays at Roberts Stadium. University of Southern Indiana plays at the USI PAC.<br />The Evansville Otters minor league professional baseball team has played at historic Bosse Field in the Frontier League since 1995. Bosse Field opened in 1915 and is the third oldest baseball stadium still in use in the United States and was the principal filming location for the movie A League of Their Own.<br />Sports <br />
  28. 28. The Evansville Icemen minor league professional ice hockey team has played at Swonder Ice Arena in the All American Hockey League since 2008. The IceMen have accepted a membership into the IHL, and will begin playing there within 2 years. Other teams in the IHL are the Flint Generals, Muskegon Lumberjacks, Port Huron Ice hawks, Bloomington Prairie Thunder, Dayton Gems, and defending Turner Cup Champion Fort Wayne Komets.<br />The Ohio River Bearcats semi-professional American football team has played at the Reitz Bowl & Central Stadium in the Midwest Football League since 2008.<br />Sports…<br />
  29. 29. Evansville offers modern sports facilities for both soccer and ice skating events. The Goebel Soccer Complex is a $3.4 million project that opened in the spring of 2004 on 70 acres (280,000 m2) of land and features nine Olympic-size irrigated Bermuda grass fields and one Olympic-size AstroPlay turf field. Additionally, the EVSC Double Cola Fields provides twin soccer fields and stadium seating for high school regular season and postseason matches. Swonder Ice Arena is a $12.5 million double-rink facility that opened in the fall of 2002 and features a fitness center, a skate park, and party rooms. The schools of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation use Lloyd Pool for all of their swimming and diving meets in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference.<br /> Current professional teams<br />Club Sport Founded League Venue Evansville Otters Baseball 1995 Frontier League Bosse Field Evansville Icemen Hockey 2008 All American Hockey League Swonder Ice Arena Ohio River Bearcats American football 2008 Midwest Football League Reitz Bowl & Central Stadium<br />Sports Complex and Teams...<br />
  30. 30. This is the Old Courthouse in Evansville, Indiana. To this day it is no longer used as a courthouse but has found many ways to stay a functioning building.<br />Historic Buildings:<br />
  31. 31. Reitz Home Museum<br />Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science<br />Children&apos;s Museum of Evansville<br />African American Museum<br />Museums<br />
  32. 32. Angel Mounds<br />LST <br />Lock and Dam<br />George Rogers Clark Memorial<br />Other Landmarks:<br />
  33. 33. Barack Obama Holds Pennsylvania Primary Night Event In Indiana<br />EVANSVILLE, IN - APRIL 22: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and his wife Michelle Obama embrace after he spoke at the Roberts Stadium, April 22, 2008 in Evansville Indiana. Today Late exit polls showed Obama losing the Pennsylvania primary to rival Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York by ten percentage points. <br />Famous People of the Community<br />
  34. 34. Famous people<br />* AJ Alexander, Playboy model and actress[31]* Chic Anderson, sportscaster* Alan Benes, baseball player* Andy Benes, baseball player* Budd Boetticher, director of western movies and Ohio State University football star* Avery Brooks, actor, best known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Spenser: For Hire* Jamey Carroll, baseball player* Rudy Charles, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling referee* CalbertCheaney, NBA basketball player* Joe Cook, actor, entertainer, and comedien* Deke Cooper, NFL football player* John Cowan, singer, bassist John Cowan Band and New Grass Revival* Elbert Frank Cox, mathematician* Neal Doughty, keyboard player, REO Speedwagon* Louise Dresser, actress* David Emge, actor, best known for Dawn of the Dead* Bob Ford, basketball player* Ron Glass, actor, best known for Barney Miller and Firefly* Phil Goss, actor and television personality in Poland and voice over professional for MTV Europe and VH1 Europe.* Bob Griese, National Football League All-Star, All-Pro, Hall of Famer* Ernie Haase, Southern Gospel tenor vocalist* Doug Bell, pro football, and kodak all-American at Ball State* Roy HalstonFrowick, fashion designer* Bob Hamilton, professional golfer and winner of the 1944 PGA Championship<br />Famous People of Evansville<br />
  35. 35. * Kevin Hardy, football player* Don Mattingly, baseball player* Matt Mauck, NFL quarterback* Walter McCarty, NBA basketball player* Arad McCutchan, basketball coach* Michael Michele, actress, best known for ER* Michael Rosenbaum, actor, best known for Smallville* Marilyn Miller, stage and screen actress of the 1920s and 30s* Molly Newman, playwright and television producer* Robert D. Orr, former governor of Indiana* Paul Osborn, playwright, including screenplay for East of Eden* Jeff Overton, professional golfer* Ray Ryan, gambler, an oilman, a promoter, and a developer* Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr., prolific child author and poet* Steven Sater, Broadway Lyricist and playwright and American Poet* Ruth Siems, Stove Top Stuffing creator* Paul Splittorff, baseball player* Larry Stallings, NFL linebacker* Casey Stegall, national network correspondent for FOX News Channel* John Roach Straton, minister* Brian Tennyson, PGA Tour winner* Andrew Thomas, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling producer and referee* Andy Timmons guitarist for the 80s hard rock band Danger Danger* Lynn Townsend, former CEO of Chrysler Corporation* Henry Babcock Veatch, philosopher and writer* Geno Washington, soul singer* Matt Williams, producer of The Cosby Show, Home Improvement, and Roseanne<br />More People…<br />
  36. 36. Indy 500<br />Colts Football<br />Indiana Hoosiers Athletics<br />Lincoln State Park<br />New Harmony<br />Santa Clause, IN (Holiday World)<br />Close Day Trips and Recreation <br />
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