Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 28-May 4

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, May 3: Indiana is the first state which has made complete conscription arrangements. Last Saturday anticipating the enactment of the conscription bill, Governor Goodrich named ninety-two county conscription boards which are to take the census of all Hoosier men liable for military service under the … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 21-27

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, April 25: Pre-military training for elementary and high school students in the Indianapolis public schools will begin with the opening of the fall term. The school commissioners approved a plan last night to develop and increase the physical efficiency of boys and girls so that … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 14-20

From The Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, April 17: After spirited debate, an ordinance making it unlawful for any person to say any word or show any act of disrespect toward the United States government, the President, or the army and navy in time of war passed the Indianapolis city council. The … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: April 7-13

From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, April 13: In response to a message from the United States attorney general ordering the enforcement of President Wilson’s proclamation, Indianapolis Police Inspector Charles Barmfuhrer has begun preparations to take all firearms or weapons of war; ammunition, bombs, explosives, or materials used in the making … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: March 31-April 6

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, April 1: Patriotism was at high tide on the Indianapolis streets last night. The sound of martial music was heard as thousands of men, women, and children thronged sidewalks and lined curbs as various parades moved through downtown toward the great patriotic rally at Tomlinson … Read More