Article Archives: 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 15-21

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, September 20: Since the new school year began city school officials are facing a new problem – how to care for the increased number of African-American pupils. Six of the eleven exclusively “colored schools” are now overcrowded, and some of them are on half-day sessions. … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 8-14

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, September 14: A paved stretch of the National Old Trails Road (National Road) extending eastward from Irvington to the county line will be officially dedicated tomorrow with a huge automobile parade. This is the first link of the historic highway that has been made into … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 1-7

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, September 6: West Indianapolis citizens are rejoicing over the recent completion of the levee and boulevard on the west bank of White River from Fourteenth to Raymond Streets. A celebration reviewing the new public improvements will be held in the new James Whitcomb Riley playground, … Read More

100 Years Ago: Aug. 24-31

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, August 26: Plans are tentatively under discussion by prominent Indianapolis men for the construction of an endowed, free 300-bed hospital dedicated to the treatment of invalid and crippled children. Within the last few days the proposal has received the hearty approval of hundreds of Hoosier … Read More

100 Years Ago: Aug. 18-24

From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, August 18: Five barbers were arrested and five grocerymen face arrest as a result of another attempt to force barbers and grocerymen to close their places of business on Sunday. The charge is that the men accused violated the Sunday closing laws last Sunday. The … Read More