Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

World War I 100 Years Ago: May 26-June 1

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, June 1: Anti-conscription agitation in Indianapolis today became the object of investigation by the United States Marshal and agents of the Secret Service and the Department of Justice. Many reports of anti-draft activities were investigated during the day, but no arrests were made. A wary … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago This Week: May 19-25

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, May 23: Uncle Sam’s Liberty Loan War Bonds are available for sale at offices opened today on the ground floor of the Lemcke Building, 114 E. Market St. “Liberty Loan is money for freedom,” and it is expected Indianapolis subscriptions will not be less than … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: May 12-18

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, May 14: With speeches, music and patriotic drills by school children, flag raising ceremonies continued around Indianapolis. A crowd of 2,000 Brightwood residents gathered in front of Engine House No. 21 as another crowd gathered on the south side in front of Engine House No. … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: May 5-11

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, May 9: At noon yesterday, thousands of Hoosiers packed every available space around Monument Circle and the streets leading to it from Union Station, while others filled neighboring windows and roofs to get a glimpse of the French war mission which included Marshal Joffre, the … Read More

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