Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: March 24-30

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, March 30: After Indiana’s prohibition law becomes effective next year, the entire capacity of the Home Brewing Co will be devoted to the manufacture of soft drinks according to company president and superintendent, Peter Lawall. The company’s large plant, east of the downtown district on … Read More

100 Years Ago: March 17-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, March 18: Moments before midnight, Indianapolis Telephone Company subscribers heard “Central’s” sweet feminine voice ask, “Number, Please,” for the last time. At the stroke of midnight, the phone company’s automatic service began. No more will operators, perched on stools at the switchboard, connect callers with … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: March 10-16

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, March 15: A benefit performance by entertainers appearing this week at the various Indianapolis theaters will be held at the English Theater tomorrow afternoon for the Newcastle (Indiana) Relief Fund. All seats will be $1 (2016: $19). Donations to the Indianapolis branch of the Red … Read More

100 Years Ago: March 3-9

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, March 8: Two hundred women meet yesterday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce and formed a nonpartisan league to educate Indianapolis women on political subjects following a motion by Mrs. Samuel E. (Mary) Perkins that was carried unanimously. Miss Julia Landers was chosen temporary chair … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 24-March 2

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, February 28: The Indianapolis Dental Society petitioned the Indianapolis board of school commissioners for permission to examine the teeth of all children in the city’s public schools. This is the first tangible offer for dental inspection in the schools. The examinations would be made by … Read More