Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 17-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, February 21: In preparation for “Bird House Day,” school children in the Indianapolis public schools are building 1,600 bird houses according to Harry E. Wood, director of manual training for the schools. The city park department has been advocating for the conservation of Indiana native … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 17-23

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, February 19: At a special meeting of the directors the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, Josiah K. Lilly offered $25,000 (2016: $476,495), on behalf of Eli Lilly & Co, for a base hospital of 500 beds in the event the United States is … Read More

100 Years Ago: Feb. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, February 16: By train and interurban suffragists – women and men wearing yellow streamers proclaiming “Votes for Women” – from practically every Indiana town converged on the Statehouse to show by their presence that they were in favor of suffrage. Mrs. John [Celeste] Barnhill, Mrs. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, February 16: A record in army recruiting has been reported for the period February 1 to 10. Captain Edward R. Coppock, who is in charge of the Indianapolis U. S. Army recruiting station, announced that 125 new recruits had been accepted since the United States … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 3-9

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, February 5: The severe cold weather which has gripped Indianapolis for the past week has led to a shortage of coal and has overtaxed gas supplies. The inability of school heating plants to supply sufficient heat to the classrooms at Shortridge High School and twenty-five … Read More