Alf R. Thompson
1895 – 1997

Thompson, an independent oil producer and philanthropist, was the founder of the Evansville Historical Foundation, located on the original Thompson homestead.

Mr. Thompson was one of many Douglas County pioneers with a deep interest in preserving their roots in the Evansville area. His vision was to recreate a village of the kind founded by early settlers of the area, providing younger generations with a view of pioneer life.

Mr. Thompson will long be remembered for his support of the Evansville Community and particularly of the Evansville Historical Foundation.