Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago: June 23 and 30

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 24: The Hoosier State Auto Association has completed laying out a system of highways across the state of Indiana. The highways are organized on a business basis, and each county will pay for the painting of telephone poles along the designated routes within its … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: June 16-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 17: The sixteen City Hospital interns who walked out Friday at midnight in protest over the arrival of Dr. William W. Gibbs, an African American, to begin his internship have returned to their wards. The interns convinced the hospital board that the hospital staff … 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

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

100 Years Ago: May 26-June 1

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, May 31: Tests recently made, at the request of the state board of accounts, by Purdue University on samples of road oils and road surfacing materials for which contracts have been let by the Marion County Commissioners for work on county roads indicate the oils … Read More