Steven R. Barnett’s Story Archive

100 Years Ago: April 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, April 16: The gardening movement has become part of the cleanup campaign being waged by Indianapolis citizens to make the city brighter and healthier. Spades, hoes, and rakes are being used all across the city as the idea of cultivating vacant lots with small gardens … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, April 17: After spirited debate, an ordinance making it unlawful for any person to say any word or show any act of disrespect toward the United States government, the President, or the army and navy in time of war passed the Indianapolis city council. The … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 7-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, April 7: The Chamber of Commerce “Awakening Fund” campaign ended yesterday with a luncheon. The nearly two-week public canvass for money stood at $82,915 (2016: $1,580,343) with assurances that more money will be forthcoming. The “Awakening Fund” will be available for extraordinary uses of community … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 7-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, April 13: In response to a message from the United States attorney general ordering the enforcement of President Wilson’s proclamation, Indianapolis Police Inspector Charles Barmfuhrer has begun preparations to take all firearms or weapons of war; ammunition, bombs, explosives, or materials used in the making … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: March 30-April 6

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, April 3: Indiana women voters will not be provided with separate polling places, but their votes will be segregated and counted separately according to an opinion delivered to Gov. Goodrich on the new state suffrage law. While men and women will use the same polling … Read More