Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 6-12

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, October 7: Today is the birthday anniversary of Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley, and Hoosiers can show their appreciation of this great writer and humanitarian by contributing to the fund supporting the American Poets’ Ambulances Committee to send a Red Cross ambulance to the battle … Read More

Gilded Dreams and Bubbles

As an historian, I love maps, especially old maps — folding maps — atlases, especially atlases. I liked to flip though encyclopedias as a kid. The occasional photo was usually in black and white, so when I came across a map in color with its palette of pinks, greens, blues, … Read More

World War I: 100 Years Ago: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, October 2: Urging liberty-loving citizens to buy bonds that American soldiers and sailors may strike efficiently for their nation and the cause of democracy the world over, William G. McAdoo, United States secretary of the treasury, impressed a large noon-time audience today at Tomlinson Hall … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, October 1: Yesterday at Washington Park, more than 8,200 spectators watched the Indianapolis Indians, the American League pennant winners, clinch the title “Minor League World’s Champions,” with a fifth game Class AA series 5 to 4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the International League … Read More

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