Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago: Sept. 22-28

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, September 26: In response to an appeal by The Rt. Rev. Joseph Chartrand, coadjutor bishop of Indianapolis, the parishioners of SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral have raised $50,000 (2016: $952,990) for the purchase of property for a new Catholic high school for boys to be … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Sept. 22-28

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, September 23: This week Indiana begins a sweeping campaign for a great fund to further the soldiers’ library project sponsored by the War Department and the American Library Association. Hoosiers have heard the call to do their bit in the gigantic country-wide task of raising … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 15-21

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, September 20: Since the new school year began city school officials are facing a new problem – how to care for the increased number of African-American pupils. Six of the eleven exclusively “colored schools” are now overcrowded, and some of them are on half-day sessions. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Sept. 15-21

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, September 16: Thirty-two Indianapolis business and professional men organized the Patriotic League last night. The purpose of the Patriotic League is “to encourage and stimulate an intelligent support of the government now engaged in war; for the protection of American rights and institutions; to provide … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 8-14

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, September 14: A paved stretch of the National Old Trails Road (National Road) extending eastward from Irvington to the county line will be officially dedicated tomorrow with a huge automobile parade. This is the first link of the historic highway that has been made into … Read More