Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 20-26

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, October 25: The concluding races for the boys city bicycle championships will be held Saturday at the State Fair Grounds half-mile dirt track. Charles Wehr, City Parks Cycle Club supervisor, announced that there will be five bicycle events – one quarter-mile race, one half-mile race, … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 13-19

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, October 13: So acute has the coal shortage become in the last few day that unless a state coal administrator is named soon by the Federal Fuel Administration the state government will take the necessary action to see that Hoosiers are supplied with fuel. Ernest … Read More

100 Years Ago: Oct. 6-12

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, October 7: Indianapolis baseball fans closely followed the first game of the World Series from Comiskey Park between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants by dialing 1207 and hearing operators repeat the inning by inning bulletins. “All Indianapolis, it seemed, was interested … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, October 1: Yesterday at Washington Park, more than 8,200 spectators watched the Indianapolis Indians, the American League pennant winners, clinch the title “Minor League World’s Champions,” with a fifth game Class AA series 5 to 4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the International League … Read More

100 Years Ago: Sept. 22-28

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, September 26: In response to an appeal by The Rt. Rev. Joseph Chartrand, coadjutor bishop of Indianapolis, the parishioners of SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral have raised $50,000 (2016: $952,990) for the purchase of property for a new Catholic high school for boys to be … Read More