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Week of August 23rd Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 24, 1917)

  • Upon Recommendation of Senator James Phelan, Officer’s Reserve Training School to be Located at University of Santa Clara
  • John Keenan, Attendant at Agnews State Hospital, Injured in Auto Accident
  • Harbor Project Will be Heard: San Jose City Manager Invites Representatives of All Cities in Santa Clara County to Hear Proposal for Harbor at Mouth of Guadalupe River
  • Schools Will Not open Until September so Grammar and High School Students Can Continue Their Work in Orchards William A. Wilson, Chief Engineer at Santa Clara Municipal Works, Just Received Patent from Washington, D.C. for a Liquid Fuel Coal Oil Burner
  • Army Officer’s May Live Here: A. T. Helm, Santa Clara Real Estate Man Taking Lead in Finding Housing for Camp Fremont Officers
  • Board of Town Trustees Requests State Highway Paving Near Scott Lane

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 23,1967)

  • Santa Clara County Fair Roars Into Second Big Week: Two Santa Clara Bands — Lord Jim and the Noblemen, and The Soultons, competing in the ‘The Sound Festival’ at Fair
  • Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Trade Club’s Gala at Mariani’s Restaurant Set: Ladies Night Program to be Headlined by Mary Kaye Trio – a Hit Group on West Coast Discovered by Bing Crosby
  • Old Santa Clara High School Demolished But Memories of Past Can Be Found in Central Library’s Tocsin Yearbooks California Shakespeare Festival Will Move to Los Gatos Next Year: University of Santa Clara No Longer Able to Subsidize Event Held at University’s Lifeboat Theatre
  • Warburton Park Goes to the Dogs!: Ten Week Dog Obedience Classes Sponsored by Parks and Recreation Department Begin

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


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