First Lady Visits Evansville

first_imgOn November 13, 1937, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Evansville to address the Woman’s Rotary Club. While here, she accompanied Mayor William Dress (left) and Congressman John W. Boehne, Jr. (right) to Locust Hill Cemetery, where she laid flowers on the grave of James Bethel Gresham, the first American to die in World War I. Afterwards, the First Lady was taken to Lincoln Gardens, then under construction, before heading to the Hotel McCurdy. During a press conference, she praised the city for recovering rapidly from a major flood earlier that yearFOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAY?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the Republican primary was held today for Vanderburgh County Commissioner who would you vote for?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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