Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

World War I: 100 Years Ago

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, June 12: The Navy League comforts committee held its first knitting class at League headquarters, 40 Monument Circle yesterday. A large number of women were in attendance and enthusiastic to learn to knit so they might make articles that will aid in the comfort of … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: June 9-15

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, June 12: Automobile parking on Monument Circle has raised protests with Indianapolis authorities from the Indiana Commandery of the Loyal Legion, the Indiana Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, and others who believe the monument should be viewed from all points free of … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: June 2-8

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 3: Noting the presence of the military training camp at Ft. Harrison, Mayor Bell addressed the police department at a general roll call saying that it was his aim to make Indianapolis clean of all vice which might tend to destroy the moral standards … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: June 2-8

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, June 5: City Court Judge James Derry had some pointed comments yesterday regarding the handling of prisoners by Indianapolis police. When an African American man appeared in court with a swollen face and bandaged head, the judge learned the man had been beaten when he … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: May 26-June 1

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, June 1: Anti-conscription agitation in Indianapolis today became the object of investigation by the United States Marshal and agents of the Secret Service and the Department of Justice. Many reports of anti-draft activities were investigated during the day, but no arrests were made. A wary … Read More