Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

World War I 100 Years Ago: Dec. 15-21

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, December 17: Indianapolis was dark last night, and next Thursday night promises to be still darker as the city complies with the fuel conservation order calling for two “lightless” nights a week. Few electric signs glowed feebly through the low-hanging smoke cloud that had settled … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Dec. 8-14

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, December 14: Thousands stood and cheered at two monster rallies yesterday afternoon and evening at Tomlinson Hall in a demonstration of patriotism at the opening program of the state war conference called by the Indiana State Council of Defense. Nationally recognized speakers told of the … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Dec. 1-7

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, December 2: The liberal purchase of Red Cross Christmas Seals was encouraged by Dr. George Thomas Palmer, president of the Illinois Tuberculosis Association, in an appeal for help made at the Chamber of Commerce Saturday Lunch to solve the problem presented by tuberculous soldiers who … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 24-30

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, November 29: Parents, wives, sisters, sweethearts and brothers of Indiana artillerymen now overseas were told last night that it was their task to maintain the morale of men on the fighting line by writing sane letters and by sensible giving. This was the theme of … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Nov. 17-23

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, November 23: “Business needs women with business training to supplant the thousands of men called to the colors,” declared Ancil T. Brown, president of the Brown Office Efficiency Bureau, in an interview yesterday. “An unprecedented demand for women is evident,” he continued. “Secretarial, financial, bookkeeping … Read More