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Looking Back January 2017

Week of December 28th Headlines

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

  • Eastern Ad Man Compliments Santa Clara: Clinton L. Reynolds, from one of New York City’s Largest Advertising Firms Impressed with Activities of Santa Clara’s Merchants: Small Town Surprisingly Up-to-Date
  • B.F. Fernish, President of Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Praises Work of His Organization in the Upbuilding of the Community
  • Town Trustees Delay Building Activity: Refuse Permit for Unloading of Gravel Cars for New $200,000 Carmelite Building: Afraid Unloading of Cars Will Cause Blockade at Franklin & Lincoln
  • New Building for Pratt-Low Company: Ground Breaking for $10,000 Building at Santa Clara Cannery Plant
  • Remarkable Report from Bank of Italy: Prospering in Santa Clara County and Throughout State
  • Sudden Death of Esteemed Businessman Louis F. Duncan: Member of Volunteer Fire Department and Treasurer of Santa Clara Episcopal Church Succumbs to Sudden Heart Trouble.
  • Mrs. Henrietta Breith, Pioneer Resident, Passes Away

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (January 4, 1967)

  • Claudia Themes ‘March of Dimes’: 4-year-old Claudia Floreng of Santa Clara is Official Theme Girl of Santa Clara County ‘March of Dimes’ 1967 Campaign
  • Watch Out Detroit! An Auto Factory Here?: Valkyrie, 500 Horsepower Luxury Sports Vehicle Manufactured by Fiber-Fab-Velocidad, Inc.: Husband-Wife Owners, Bud and Jamaica Goodwin, May Open Plant at 2365 Lafayette Street
  • Edward A. Panelli Replaces Bruce F. Allen on West Valley College District Board
  • Some Bars Won’t Die Gracefully: Hassle Developing Between Owners of T&M Club Bar and Santa Clara Redevelopment Agency Officials: Other Two Bars, Dergan’s Corner and Cypress Lounge, Closed Their Doors on Schedule
  • City Council Smiles on Los Robles Medical Building-Gas Station Complex Facing Scott Blvd. Between Lexington & Liberty Streets
  • Dr. Michael Schmidt of Santa Clara University Founds Automobile Consumers Protection Association to Protect Consumers From ‘Fast Shuffle’ & Chiseling by Car Dealers
  • Milikin Elementary School Lists Honor Roll Youngsters

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

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