Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago: April 28-May 4

From The Indianapolis news, Tuesday, May 1: This was Suffrage Calling Day. Visiting suffragists bearing the yellow badge and armed with a pencil and pad formed the May Day cohort by which every woman in Indianapolis will be urged to register to vote in the coming city election. More than … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 21-27

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, April 22: BUY A HOME! This is the message of “Buy-a-Home Week” which begins tomorrow. Every Indianapolis civic organization has been asked by realtors to make this thought uppermost in its work for the week. BUY A HOME placards will be carried on street cars … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, April 16: The gardening movement has become part of the cleanup campaign being waged by Indianapolis citizens to make the city brighter and healthier. Spades, hoes, and rakes are being used all across the city as the idea of cultivating vacant lots with small gardens … Read More

100 Years Ago: April 7-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, April 7: The Chamber of Commerce “Awakening Fund” campaign ended yesterday with a luncheon. The nearly two-week public canvass for money stood at $82,915 (2016: $1,580,343) with assurances that more money will be forthcoming. The “Awakening Fund” will be available for extraordinary uses of community … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: March 30-April 6

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, April 3: Indiana women voters will not be provided with separate polling places, but their votes will be segregated and counted separately according to an opinion delivered to Gov. Goodrich on the new state suffrage law. While men and women will use the same polling … Read More