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Years: 1903 1904 190519061907 1908 1909

Significant events from 1906.




  • 3rd - A remonstrance recently having been passed outlawing the sale of liquor, a saloon in the Bowles hotel and the Tuck Adams saloon on west Kirkwood Avenue are forced to close when their licenses expire. Also, Coyle's Bakery and restaurant opens.
  • 15th - Mr. Timberlake, the cigar and billiard man, rents the Knights of Pythias and Red Men building, moving from his location next to the new Tourner Hotel.
  • 17th - The northbound Monon passenger train goes off the tracks at Horse Shoe Bend south of Harrodsburg. 20 people were injured, including W. T. Hicks, Mrs. Will Smith, and W. F. Robinson of Bloomington.
  • 23rd - The McNeely cash grocery at 213 north Walnut Street opens.
  • 30th - Thirty Harrodsburg residents file a remonstrance against Moses Corder, who was attempting to obtain a liquor license. At about the same time, a new saloon opened in the Brissenden room on south Morton Street between Kirkwood Avenue and 6th Street. It had opened just before the remonstrance and had just nine months to operate before being closed down again.
  • Kappa Alpha Phi move into a new location over Rhorer's store, formerly known as the Delta Tau hall.



  • 31st - An injunction is upheld against the Indianapolis Southern Railroad, preventing the corporation from extending a line through a corner of Mt. Gilead Cemetery.


19th - The Indiana University Student Building is dedicated.





  • "Spunk" Jones shoots and kills Al Stephens after an argument about correct change.