Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago This Week: Jan. 12-18

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, January 16: As the worst of a record blizzard past, Indianapolis is facing a coal famine. Dr. Henry Jameson, Marion County Federal Fuel Administrator, ordered the closure of all saloons, and places of amusement. He instructed coal dealers to halt deliveries to these places, as … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Jan. 12-18

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, January 14: In spite of frigid weather, Indianapolis gave a warm welcome to members of the Serbian war mission this morning at the Statehouse. Dr. Milenko Vesnitch, head of the mission, spoke before a large gathering, that included many Indianapolis Serbians, of the important part … Read More

100 Years Ago: Jan. 5-11

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, January 10: Boozeless dance halls will be in vogue in Indianapolis in the future after Chief of Police George V. Coffin made good his word to deny a police permit to dance halls connected to barrooms. Yesterday, saloon keeper John L. Donavan failed to get … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Jan. 4-11

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, January 11: The German House is looking for a new name. Since war was declared last April, the probability of a name change has been discussed among the Socialer Turnverein Society members. The situation became tense since news that the Independent Turnverein violated government food … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Dec. 22-28 and Dec. 29-Jan. 4

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day dawned cold and gray in Indianapolis. Many home circles were happy with family members returning to the scenes of their youth to once again greet Santa Claus. Prominent among those who came back were the boys in khaki on furlough from … Read More