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Looking Back August 2017

Week of August 30th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 31, 1917)

  • History of Growth of Bank of Italy Published by Bank Members
  • Santa Clara Native Sons of the Golden West Aid at ‘Grizzly Dance’ Benefit
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Programs for 1917-18 Announced: Includes a Pioneers Day in September
    Ringling Bros. Circus Coming September 4th: Big Circus and Great Spectacle Occupies Five Trains Crammed with Wonders
  • Where are the Home Guard?: Over 150 Members Signed Up When Organization Formed But Interest Has Lagged: Attendance Gets Smaller at Each Meeting
  • State Fair in Sacramento Has Many Features: Elaborate Entertainment Planned by Many Chapters of Native Sons of the Golden West and Musicians Coming from Bands Throughout State

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 30, 1967)

  • Former U.S. Army Combat Artist Philip G. Schuyler, 53, Picked to Head University of Santa Clara’s Fine Arts Department: Schuyler Served in World War II and Vietnam
  • Parks and Recreation Department Slates “Tiny Tot” Pre-School Program at Maywood Park Next Month
  • Santa Clara Sends Representatives to Washington, D.C. for ‘Power Go’: City Delegation Headed by Mayor Larry Marsalli to Confer with Officials of Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation on Subject of Municipal Power and Concerns about P.G. & E. contract with Department of Interior
  • Project PLAN (Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs) to Aid Schools: School Representatives to be Trained in How a Computer Can be Used to Plan, Schedule and Record the Progress of Each of Their Students in the Subjects of Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies
  • Santa Clara’s Diane Shoemaker Wins Graduate Fellowship to Stanford University
  • Santa Clara Chorale Auditions Start: Chorale Will Perform with City’s Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Library Running Full Tilt: Book Check-outs Increasing Every Month
  • Are Parents Hysterical About Achievement and Does it Lead to Unhappy Children?: Dr. Donald McNassor of Claremont College Warns Parents Not to Demand Impossible Performance Standards From Their Children

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

The Mlnarik Law Group, Inc.

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