Established in 1899, B. J. Shetler began his young company with two teams of horses and wagons, which traveled as far as Princeton and Vincennes. The first truck was not acquired until 1916, which dates this image to probably the first decade of the twentieth century. A native of Illinois, Shetler arrived in Evansville by steamboat as a young man, working for a furniture manufacturer before opening his own business at First Avenue and Louisiana Street. When Shetler retired in 1945, he was replaced by his son, who affiliated Shetler Moving and Storage with Atlas Van Lines after he convinced the company to relocate to Evansville in the late 1950s.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 LinkEmail
Britain’s first Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre is asking the public to donate artefacts to help tell its story.The centre, which will open in St Austell early next year, has been described as the ‘pasty museum’ and will form a component of the wider Cornish food and drink visitor attraction, Cornucopia.Sam Healy, from WMC Retail Partners, the company leading the development, said: “With all of the connections to Cornish mining and links overseas, we have a fascinating and rich story to tell.”It’s important that we include genuine artefacts from Cornish producers to sit alongside our multimedia displays and demonstration kitchen.”Plans for the pasty museum were first announced last October and will offer the public the chance to browse interactive exhibits, make retail purchases and enjoy the on-site food and drinks service.At the moment, the only pasty museum is in Mexico, which opened in 2011. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall paid it a visit in 2014.
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) says Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has not been provisionally suspended for violating anti-doping rules.Russell has committed an anti-doping whereabouts rule violation after missing three tests in the space of 12 months.JADCO said in a release this afternoon, that the case has been referred to the iindependent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.The Commission says it is now awaiting a date for the hearing.The 27-year-old, who is named in the West Indies’ squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, which starts next week in India, has missed three doping tests within a 12-month period.According to anti-doping rules, athletes must tell their local anti-doping agency where they will be for at least one hour each day to facilitate drug tests.And if an athlete misses three drug checks within a 12-month period, that counts as a positive test.