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A tourist destination, Evansville is home to Tropicana Evansville, the state's first casino, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, one of the state's oldest and largest zoos, and sports tourism industry. The University of Evansville is a small private school on the city's east side, while the University of Southern Indiana is a larger public institution just outside the city's westside limits.Other local educational institutions include nationally ranked Signature School and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.In 2008, Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by the readers of Kiplinger, and in 2009 the 11th best. Following the abandonment of Angel Mounds between the years 14, tribes of Miami, Shawnee, Piankeshaw, Wyandot, Delaware and other Native American peoples were known to be in the area.There was a continuous human presence in the area that became Evansville from at least 8,000 BC by Paleo-Indians. The land encompassing Evansville was formally relinquished by the Delaware in 1805 to General William Henry Harrison, then governor of the Indiana Territory.The city was a major stop for steamboats along the Ohio River, and it was the home port for a number of companies engaged in trade via the river.
Evansville's west side was for many years cut off from the city's main part by Pigeon Creek and the factories that made the creek an industrial corridor.
The land comprising the former town of Lamasco was platted in 1837 and was annexed in 1870.
Evansville's economy received a boost in the early 1830s when Indiana unveiled plans to build the longest canal in the world, a 400-mile ditch connecting the Great Lakes at Toledo, Ohio with the inland rivers at Evansville.
Situated on an oxbow in the Ohio River, the city is often referred to as the "Crescent Valley" or "River City".
As testament to the Ohio's grandeur, early French explorers named it La Belle Riviere ("The Beautiful River").
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Three other companies traded on the NASDAQ (Escalade, Old National Bank, and Shoe Carnival) are also headquartered in Evansville.