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Looking Back February 2017

Week of February 22nd Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 21, 1917)

  • Robert A. Fatjo Appointed Town Treasurer: Donates His Salary Equally to Santa Clara Woman’s Club, the Public Library, the Volunteer Fire Department and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce
  • If Passed, Santa Clara to Get Big Slice of Good Roads Bond Appropriation — More Concrete Pavement Than Any Other Town in County
  • Boosters Meeting Tonight: Discussion Topic: ‘Greater Santa Clara Under a Modern and Progressive Charter’
  • Rain Means Money to the Farmer: Last Two Days of Rain a Godsend to State
  • Home Industry League of California Providing “Traveling” Exhibit to San Jose April 13-22 on Top Products Grown and Manufactured in State
  • Buying at Home Builds Up City

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (February 22, 1967)

  • Kids Run Our City Hall: Kiwanis Club Sponsors Second Annual Student Government Day: Program Initiated by Councilmember Gary Gillmor, a Buchser High Teacher
  • Citizens Start Race: Abel Brown, 2265 Bohannon Dr., Chairs Citizens Committee to Elect James McNamara Chief of Police
  • Quiet Tonight?: Bitter Fight, But $150,000 Study for Second Urban Renewal Project Approved 6-1 Before Antagonistic Audience
  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Former British Prime Minister Speaks at West Valley College on Topic ‘China for Peace’: Expresses Hope that Chinese Communists Have Nothing to Gain by Engaging in Nuclear War
  • Departure Date June 23: SCUSD Students Will Visit Nine European Countries as Guests of Students Their Age
  • Recreation Leader Nancy Clark’s Secret of Success: Treat Kids With Dignity
  • Santa Clara Philharmonic Opens Season at Buchser High Auditorium

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

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