Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: July 14-20

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, July 17: In response to the rise of stolen automobiles, the Hoosier Motor Club has organized an automobile theft committee. Since the beginning of the year, 277 automobiles have been stolen in Indianapolis, and all but 53 were recovered. At present, ten automobile thieves are … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: July 7-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, July 11: Juvenile Court Judge Frank J. Lahr, who lectured Charles Shank yesterday for showing objectionable pictures at his Riverside Park amusement place, used the occasion to issue a warning to all who wish to exhibit immoral pictures that the practice will no longer be … Read More

100 Years Ago: June 23 and 30

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 24: The Hoosier State Auto Association has completed laying out a system of highways across the state of Indiana. The highways are organized on a business basis, and each county will pay for the painting of telephone poles along the designated routes within its … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: June 16-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, June 17: The sixteen City Hospital interns who walked out Friday at midnight in protest over the arrival of Dr. William W. Gibbs, an African American, to begin his internship have returned to their wards. The interns convinced the hospital board that the hospital staff … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: June 9-15

From The Indianapolis News, Tuesday, June 12: Automobile parking on Monument Circle has raised protests with Indianapolis authorities from the Indiana Commandery of the Loyal Legion, the Indiana Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, and others who believe the monument should be viewed from all points free of … Read More