Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: May 19-25

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, May 24: In response to pollution in Pleasant Run, Bernard Jeup, city engineer, outlined to members of the board of park commissioners today a plan for the construction of an interceptor sewer along the creek that would eliminate objectionable waste that now flows into the … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: May 12-18

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, May 17: Yesterday was Mothers’ Day in Indianapolis and it was observed by the wearing of flowers. Preparing for Mothers’ Day, Saturday’s flower sales was record-breaking. By Saturday afternoon, many of the leading florists were closed, their stocks completely sold out. Smaller flower shops and … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: May 5-11

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, May 10: This afternoon with sun breaking through cloudy skies from time to time, hundreds of persons assembled with mingled emotions of sadness, pride, and patriotic fervor along the line of march in downtown Indianapolis to witness more than 2,000 of the ever dwindling ranks … Read More

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