Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

World War I 100 Years Ago: Dec. 8-14

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, December 14: Thousands stood and cheered at two monster rallies yesterday afternoon and evening at Tomlinson Hall in a demonstration of patriotism at the opening program of the state war conference called by the Indiana State Council of Defense. Nationally recognized speakers told of the … Read More

100 Years Ago: Dec. 8-14

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, December 14: As the John Philip Sousa Great Navy Band played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the meeting at Tomlinson Hall yesterday afternoon, every man in that great crowd stood with bared head except a few members of the Indianapolis police department who stood arrogantly in … Read More

100 Years Ago: Dec. 1-7

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, December 1: Consolidation of city, township and county governments in Indianapolis and Marion County is the recommendation of the New York Bureau of Municipal Research in its continuing survey of Indianapolis city government. One proposed plan, as a step toward greater efficiency and economy in … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Dec. 1-7

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, December 2: The liberal purchase of Red Cross Christmas Seals was encouraged by Dr. George Thomas Palmer, president of the Illinois Tuberculosis Association, in an appeal for help made at the Chamber of Commerce Saturday Lunch to solve the problem presented by tuberculous soldiers who … Read More

“Everybody Comes to Rick’s”

“Festive haunts of pleasure seekers” date to at least the fifteenth century (or maybe earlier to the Cavern on the Green frequented by the Flintstones and Rubbles) when Parisians sought drink and food — no song and dance — at the Suckling Calf, the Valley of Misery, and the Pomme … Read More