Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: Nov. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, November 13: “Dry” forces triumphed over the “wets” in the city’s Ninth Ward, which is east of the downtown district between 10th and Washington Streets and includes Irvington. Yesterday’s decision of Johnson County circuit court Judge William E. Deupree upholding the anti-saloon remonstrance signed by … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Nov. 3-9

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, November 6: The Indianapolis school board has allowed the city high schools to once again engage in interscholastic sport competition. The decision not only affects basketball and baseball, but track, tennis, swimming and possibly golf. All athletics at Technical (Tech), Shortridge, and Manual Training High … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, October 27:  A parade of several hundred used automobiles snorted and groaned and squeaked their way along the streets of downtown Indianapolis opening “Used Car Week.” Many cars of ancient vintage from the days when Elwood Haynes, Steven Duryea, the Appersons and Charles H. Black … Read More

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