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HISTORY LESSON: Drought of 1936

2012-08-28 - Evansville, United States.

History Lesson is a pictorial history of Evansville compiled by Patricia Sides, an archivist with Willard Library. contributed photo Drought of 1936 When Karl Kae Knecht photographed this scene at Mesker Park Zoo in July 1936, he noted that the temperature was 107 degrees. Kay the Elephant, the zoo´s most celebrated resident after her arrival in 1929, obviously enjoyed the refreshing showers she received from her caretakers. The newspaper reported that the sizzling heat had entered its thi...


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A young Kay is shown in the Washington Avenue backyard of zoo superintendent Clem Kevekordes. She stayed there until the Knecht Building was finished in 1931.

Photo archive traces history of Indiana"s second-oldest zoo. public slide show at 6 p.m. Wednesday about "The Early Years of Mesker Park Zoo."

2008-08-27 - Evansville, United States. Rich Davis

Karl Kae Knecht, a photographer and The Evansville Courier's front-page editorial cartoonist from 1906 until 1960, was a lifelong circus fan. Courtesy Willard Library A parade down Riverside Drive on June 14, 1929, celebrates Kay the elephant's arrival in Evansville from Germany. A young Kay is shown in the Washington Avenue backyard of zoo superintendent Clem Kevekordes. She stayed there until the Knecht Building was finished in 1931. Courtesy Willard Library Wesiba the chimpanzee helps christe...


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2 Headlines about Elephants from Evansville2012-08-28 - Evansville, United States - HISTORY LESSON: Drought of 1936 2008-08-27 - Evansville, United States - Photo archive traces history of Indiana"s second-oldest zoo. public slide show at 6 p.m. Wednesday about "The Early Years of Mesker Park Zoo."

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