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Looking Back February 2017

Week of February 8th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 7, 1917)

  • Antonio Victor Fatjo, One of the County’s Best Known Pioneers Passes: Was City Treasurer for Many Years and Always Prominent in Public Affairs
  • County Good Roads Campaign Participated in by Local Civic Organizations: Board of Supervisors Sets Election Date for May 15th
  • Fruit Experiment Station May be Located Here
  • Santa Clara’s Pacific Manufacturing Company Mill Gets Contract to do Woodwork for Southern Pacific in their San Francisco Building
  • Sudden Death of J.J. Miller: Was City Trustee: Dies in Healdsburg While on Business
  • Monthly Meeting of City Trustees: Good Roads Make for Good Business
  • Auto School to Open in San Jose: Coursework on Auto Construction, Adjustments, and Road Repair

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 8, 1967)

  • Container Corp. of America to Open New Packaging Center Here: Will Be HQ for West Coast Marketing & Design
  • Student Government Day Sponsored by Kiwanis Club: Tim Sprinkles is ‘Mayor’ for a Day: Other Students from Wilcox and Buchser High Schools Participating
  • Crash Kills Captain Lawrence C. Curtis, Jr., Son of SCUSD Superintendent
  • Vote Thursday: Major Proposal for Schools: Should Agnew School be Converted from an Elementary to an Intermediate Facility
  • Only Five Dollars? Councilmen Study Their Value: Charter Review Committee Recommends Raising Councilmen’s Salaries from $5/month to $200/month plus Alternate Proposal on Ballot to Raise Salaries to $300/month
  • Profile of Antonio Croce, 1481 Fremont Street, Spry 90-year old who witnessed 1906 Earthquake and Raises Tomatoes in his Yard
  • Want to Fool Foxy Fish? Take Parks & Recreation Department’s Class on Fly-Fishing

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

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