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Evansville, Wisconsin (Images of America Series) Ruth Ann Montgomery

Evansville, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

Ruth Ann Montgomery

Published September 2nd 2009
ISBN : 9780738560090
Paperback
127 pages
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The Evansville area was settled in 1839 and the village platted in 1855 on the hopes that the railroad would come through. It was named for Evansvilles first physician, Dr. John M. Evans. When the railroad arrived in 1863, Evansvilles prosperityMoreThe Evansville area was settled in 1839 and the village platted in 1855 on the hopes that the railroad would come through. It was named for Evansvilles first physician, Dr. John M. Evans. When the railroad arrived in 1863, Evansvilles prosperity was assured. There were many opportunities for growth in agriculture, manufacturing, and commerce. The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad offered passenger and freight service to major markets in Chicago and the West. Local farmers found national and international markets for their prizewinning livestock and produce. The Evansville Seminary and a strong public school system provided educational opportunities. Literary societies, churches, and veterans groups provided social activities. Talented 19th- and 20th-century architects and craftsmen were responsible for the fine collection of architectural styles in Evansville.