Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago: April 21-27

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, April 22: BUY A HOME! This is the message of “Buy-a-Home Week” which begins tomorrow. Every Indianapolis civic organization has been asked by realtors to make this thought uppermost in its work for the week. BUY A HOME placards will be carried on street cars … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 21-27

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, April 25: Pre-military training for elementary and high school students in the Indianapolis public schools will begin with the opening of the fall term. The school commissioners approved a plan last night to develop and increase the physical efficiency of boys and girls so that … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, April 16: The gardening movement has become part of the cleanup campaign being waged by Indianapolis citizens to make the city brighter and healthier. Spades, hoes, and rakes are being used all across the city as the idea of cultivating vacant lots with small gardens … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, April 17: After spirited debate, an ordinance making it unlawful for any person to say any word or show any act of disrespect toward the United States government, the President, or the army and navy in time of war passed the Indianapolis city council. The … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 7-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, April 7: The Chamber of Commerce “Awakening Fund” campaign ended yesterday with a luncheon. The nearly two-week public canvass for money stood at $82,915 (2016: $1,580,343) with assurances that more money will be forthcoming. The “Awakening Fund” will be available for extraordinary uses of community … Read More