Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

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

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, September 16: Thirty-two Indianapolis business and professional men organized the Patriotic League last night. The purpose of the Patriotic League is “to encourage and stimulate an intelligent support of the government now engaged in war; for the protection of American rights and institutions; to provide … Read More

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

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, September 13: The Marion County Council on Defense passed a resolution yesterday denouncing the teaching of German language in Indianapolis public schools, and called upon all patriotic and loyal parents to notify various school principals not to put their children in classes where German is … Read More

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

From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, September 5: Indianapolis sent the vanguard of its quota of conscripts to the national army’s Camp Taylor at Louisville, KY today. The twenty-six Hoosier sons, drawn from the Fourth, Seventh, and Eighth Districts, were mobilized last night and lodged in a downtown hotel prior to … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Aug. 25-31

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, August 27: A crowd of 200,000 persons lined twenty-eight blocks of downtown streets yesterday afternoon to greet the uniformed men of the Indiana National Guard, who will soon go overseas, and the conscripted young men in their Sunday best who have been selected for the … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Aug. 18-24

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, August 18: The Star’s Sammy Backer Booster movement is growing rapidly with names added to the honor roll of men who believe in the axiom that an act of kindness is the best tonic for a soldier facing the foe. The names listed on the … Read More