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YESTERYEAR: Nixon Visits Evansville

first_imgLess than a month before the 1956 presidential election, Vice-President Richard M. Nixon visited Evansville to boost support for President Dwight Eisenhower, who was trailing his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson, in the polls. After a press conference at the airport, Nixon’s motorcade headed to Evansville College, where the Second Lady, Pat Nixon, accepted a volume of poetry from E. A. Richardson (right), Indiana’s Poet Laureate and an Evansville resident. The Vice-President then proceeded to the Coliseum, where he addressed an audience of 5,000 before leaving Evansville.FOOTNOTES: 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 City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is:  Do you feel that Billy Garrett was correct when he charged that Vanderburgh County GOP Chairman Wayne Parke is practicing “JIM CROW” politics?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more