As the first and oldest town in Indiana, Vincennes is rich in history. It had an important role in the American Revolution and later was the capital of the Indiana Territory. This book focuses on a more recent time, the years between 1930 and 1960—the period of the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, and the post-war years. Fascinating views of stores, clubs, theaters, churches, factories, groceries, and gas stations, many of which are gone or greatly changed, are captured in Vincennes: 1930-1960. Some events in Vincennes remain the same, such as the Fourth of July fireworks display at the Clark Memorial and the high-school homecoming parade, and these images are displayed within these pages as well.
Author Bio: All three of the authors are life-long residents of Vincennes. Richard Day is cultural administrator of Vincennes State Historic Sites. Garry Hall is sales manager for Vincennes Ford and an avid collector of vintage photographs. William Hopper is a retired elementary school principal and an antique dealer.
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