YESTERYEAR: Ewing Lewis

first_img The man standing at left is Ewing Lewis, a correspondent for the Evansville Courier early in the twentieth century. The newspaper sent him to the Mexican border to cover the U. S. government’s military operations against revolutionary Pancho Villa, who had led raids across the border onto American soil. Ewing’s task was to locate and interview soldiers from the Tri-State. Born in Evansville, he had attended Millikin Military Academy in Illinois before returning to the city to work at the Courier, where he became known for his human interest stories. His promising career ended prematurely with his unexpected death from pneumonia in 1918.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.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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