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Week of October 11th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (October 12, 1917)

  • Liberty Bond Committee Working Hard: Why the Bonds are Necessary for War Effort
  • Bond Drive Opens at Rex Theatre
  • Lonely Solder Boy Wants to Hear from Real Girl: Send Christmas Mail to Soldiers at Once: Post Office Department Arranges Mail for Soldiers in France
  • Fifth Regiment Band Presents Plan to Merchants of City for Saturday Night Band Concert
  • Grand Parlor of Native Sons of the Golden West May Meet in Our City
  • Great Rush Now On: Large Quantities of Fruit Being Hauled to Rosenburg’s Packing House

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (October 11, 1967)

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  • ‘City Government Week’ Declared by Mayor Larry Marsalli: Citizens Urged to Attend City Council Meetings and Participate in Local Government
  • Work Begun on Civic Plaza Shopping Center at Corner of Scott Blvd. and El Camino Real: Will Include Walgreens and Lucky Market
  • Dorothy June Gillmor, Wife of City Councilman Gary Gillmor, Passes at Young Age (only 30, active in civic organizations, succumbs to heart attack)
  • Rev. Cornelius Michael Buckley, S.J., Returns from France (assigned to teach 19th- century Intellectual History at University of Santa Clara)
  • Container Corporation of America opens 50-acre Plant Complex in Santa Clara
  • San Jose Line Bus Route Changed Due to Closing of Warburton Avenue at San Tomas Expressway
  • Clerical-Classified Employees of School District Resume Old Hours (back to 37-1/2 hours instead of 40 in dispute over value of raise)
  • Lockheed in Sunnyvale Studies Moving Liquids in Spacecraft

(compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara)

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