Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

200 Years Ago: Feb. 16-22

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, February 21: Jacob Dorsey Forrest, general manager of the Citizens Gas Co, notified city officials today “that every public and private consideration at this time warrants the complete suspension of gas main extensions.” Although franchise requirements for extensions amount to 35,840 feet per year, during … Read More

100 Years Ago: Feb. 9-15

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, February 12: After attending a showing of the motion picture film Cleopatra at the Circle Theater last evening, Mayor Charles Jewett announced four scenes should be cut from the film before today’s matinee performance because they are “a bit too salacious for Indianapolis” and “purely … Read More

100 Years Ago: Feb. 2-8

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, February 8: Representatives of the Indiana Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, the Council of Jewish Women, the Catholic Women’s Association, the Local Council of Women, and the Young Women’s Christian Association have organized a branch of the National Travelers’ Aid Association to be established at the … Read More

100 Years Ago: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, January 31: Indianapolis likely will have 500 new cases of smallpox next month if the power of compulsory vaccination is not given to the board of public health by the city council within the next few days, according to Dr. Henry Morgan, board of health … Read More

100 Years Ago: Jan. 19-25

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, January 23: The idea of skip-stops on the city street car lines is an innovation that is spreading across the country in connection with the saving of coal, and Indianapolis residents may soon expect this practice being adopted here according to Robert L. Todd, Indianapolis … Read More