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Week of August 2nd Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 3, 1917)

  • Over 50 Local Boys to Take Draft Examinations on August 6th
  • Santa Clara Prune Will Be King: California Land Show to Open in City October 13-28: Publicity Committee Says the Prune Will Be Among the Foremost Articles for Export
  • Santa Clara High School Will Be Enlarged: School Board Has Purchased Property at Corner of Washington and Santa Clara Streets: Buildings to Be Converted Into Domestic Science and Manual Training Department of High School
  • Camp Fremont (Menlo Park/Palo Alto) Transformed Into Center of Activity
  • Santa Clara Architect on Big Project: William E. Higgins Designing 60 Bungalows for San Francisco Capitalist Francis J. Costello on His Property in Los Altos: No Two Bungalows Will be Alike But All Will Conform to a Harmonious Plan
  • Pioneer Resident, Mrs. Mary Preston Passes Away: Widow of James B. Preston and Mother of Santa Clara Grammar School Principal Miss Isabel Preston

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 2,1967)

  • Good News!: Contract Between Department of Interior and P.G.&E. Modified by Inclusion of a Letter of Understanding: City Manager Donald Von Raesfeld Pleased by Letter But Disappointed by Other Changes to Contract Not Accomplished
  • Santa Clara Heritage Tour Slated: Buses Will Depart 9:30 AM From Mission Mall: Tour Sites to Include Original Mission Sites, Woman’s Club Adobe, Morse Mansion, and Site of Old Mission Cross.
  • School Board Cuts Budget Drastically: $351,000 Chopped
  • Sculptor-Philosopher Maurice Chasan Builds Life Around Nature: Finishes 6-foot Redwood Tiki for the Kona Kai Swim and Racquet Club in Santa Clara
  • YMI Has Big Plans for Santa Clara Fiesta Days and 22nd Annual Parade of Champions: Larry Marsalli and Ed Cunha to Be Parade Co-Chairmen
  • Bring on the Gals!: Celebrity Team of City Councilmen, City Officials and Local Sportsmen to Challenge Pacific Coast Women Softball League’s ‘Santa Clara Laurels’ Team in a Benefit Softball Game
  • Annual Parks & Recreation Water Carnival to be Held August 3rd at War Memorial Swimming Pool at Jackson & Poplar Streets
  • Aquamaids Complete Their Best Showing at National AAU Outdoor Synchronized Swimming Meet

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

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