Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

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

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 3-9

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, February 4: Anxiety was the predominant note in conversations yesterday in Indianapolis public places following the news of the United States break in diplomatic relations with Germany following Germany’s notice to resume undersea warfare on all shipping within the war zone. While all seemed to … Read More

100 Years Ago: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, January 28: The paper shortage has produced higher prices for waste paper and those once glad to give it away to the Salvation Army are now collecting it to sell to junk men. As a result paper collection by the Salvation Army has fallen off … Read More