100 Years Ago (1909)
"'In less than five years, there will not be a legalized brewery or saloon in Vanderburgh County,' said William B. Holmes, a Tennessee evangelist and saloon fighter at the Y.M.C.A. big meeting in Evans Hall yesterday afternoon. The remark was received by loud and prolonged hand clapping.”
Here is a great web site with the history of Evansville's Brewing Industry: http://www.brewersofindianaguild.com/History/IndianaHistoryEvansville.html This history features the F.W. Cook, Sterling, Evansville Brewing and Wittekindt Breweries and a listing of other breweries in Evansville.
The Evansville Race Riot of 1903
by Kenneth P. McCutchan
Race Riot starts over a 5 cent glass of beer!
This information compiled and submitted by Don Counts