Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

World War I 100 Years Ago: Aug. 18-24

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, August 18: The Star’s Sammy Backer Booster movement is growing rapidly with names added to the honor roll of men who believe in the axiom that an act of kindness is the best tonic for a soldier facing the foe. The names listed on the … Read More

100 Years Ago: Aug. 18-24

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, August 18: Five barbers were arrested and five grocerymen face arrest as a result of another attempt to force barbers and grocerymen to close their places of business on Sunday. The charge is that the men accused violated the Sunday closing laws last Sunday. The … Read More

100 Years Ago: Aug. 11-17

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, August 11: The new Indianapolis public library building, northeast corner of Meridian and St. Clair Streets, will formally open next month. Patrons ascending the south steps of the new library will come to the main entrance and pass through the wrought iron Riley gates into … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Aug.1-17

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, August 14: The First Indiana Field Artillery, already mobilized at Ft. Harrison and commanded by Col. Robert H. Tyndall, will soon see active service in France. The War Department has ordered the Hoosier unit’s 1,300 men and 45 officers to be attached to the new … Read More

100 Years Ago: Aug. 4-10

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, August 7: The Automobile Row Association was organized at a meeting of North Capitol Avenue merchants and business men yesterday afternoon in the offices of the Cole Sales Co, 343 N. Capitol Av. Carl Fisher, a pioneer in the automobile industry of Indianapolis, was named … Read More