Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 17-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, February 21: In preparation for “Bird House Day,” school children in the Indianapolis public schools are building 1,600 bird houses according to Harry E. Wood, director of manual training for the schools. The city park department has been advocating for the conservation of Indiana native … Read More

100 Years Ago: Feb. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, February 16: By train and interurban suffragists – women and men wearing yellow streamers proclaiming “Votes for Women” – from practically every Indiana town converged on the Statehouse to show by their presence that they were in favor of suffrage. Mrs. John [Celeste] Barnhill, Mrs. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Feb. 3-9

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, February 5: The severe cold weather which has gripped Indianapolis for the past week has led to a shortage of coal and has overtaxed gas supplies. The inability of school heating plants to supply sufficient heat to the classrooms at Shortridge High School and twenty-five … Read More

100 Years Ago: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, January 28: The paper shortage has produced higher prices for waste paper and those once glad to give it away to the Salvation Army are now collecting it to sell to junk men. As a result paper collection by the Salvation Army has fallen off … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Jan. 20-26

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, January 20: The Y.W.C.A. education department will soon offer a new course for Indianapolis business women. With machines and filing systems filling their niche in every modern office, the course will include practice in and direction for using labor-saving machines with special attention to the … Read More