McGary and the Birth of Evansville
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.
Evansville Museum Over the
years, there have been many stories concerning the life of Evansville's founder Hugh McGary, Jr. -- some positive
and some nefarious. In a PowerPoint presentation, Harold Morgan
his recent research on McGary's life and share his findings regarding this interesting historical character. Of
special interest will be Morgan's findings regarding McGary's time after he left Evansville -- a subject of
some mystery. After retiring from consulting engineering in 2001, researching early area history
and historical photos became a hobby for Harold Morgan.
ensuing years, he has collected in excess of 40,000 historic area photos. He has written several genealogical
books as well as the local history book Home Front
Evansville and the Tri-state during WWII; Home Town History, The Evansville, Indiana Area: A Photo
Timeline; and Home Front Warriors: Building the P-47 Thunderbolt
LST Warship in Evansville, Indiana
during World War II.
Morgan is a
graduate of the University of Evansville.