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Looking Back July 2017

Week of July 19th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 20, 1917)

  • Save the Crumbs Says Governor Stephens:  If Every California Housewife Prevented the Waste of Just One Slice of Bread, the Food Saving Would be Equal to All the Wheat Grown on 575,000 Acres of Fertile Ground
  • No Rifles for Home Guard Says Adjutant General Barree
  • Ringling Bros. Circus Coming to San Jose in September
  • Santa Clara County’s U.S. Camp in Palo Alto to be Named Camp Fremont
  • ‘Dry Zone’ Order Will Result in Closure of Many Saloons
  • Santa Clara Girl, Miss Odette Don, to Marry a Los Angeles Man
  • Santa Clara Candy Manufacturer, Nace Clark, Injured in Automobile Collision on The Alameda
  • Archbishop Hanna to Preside at Dedication of Carmelite Monastery Here: Building is the Gift of Alice Phelan Sullivan Whose Daughter Sister Agnes (Ada Sullivan) is a Member of the Carmelite Order

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 19, 1967)

  • ‘Othello’ Big Hit at California Shakespeare Festival at University of Santa Clara
  • Plans for Huge City Celebration: ‘Fiesta Day Celebration’ Sponsored by Mission Center Merchants and the YMI in Franklin Mall Area
  • State Allocates Funds to West Valley College District
  • Narcotics Use Up 100%  in Last Six Months in City of Santa Clara:  Marijuana and LSD Account for Majority of Cases
  • Councilman Charles Kinney Lashes Out Against Redevelopment Plans for University of Santa Clara and Against Urban Renewal Agency — but Pete Talia of Urban Renewal Agency Appeals to Council for Support of Saratoga Ave. Artery Into What He Hopes Will Become a Revitalized Downtown Area
  • Groundbreaking Held for Grandview Hardware Store
  • What Makes Vern Go?:  Profile of Unsung Santa Clara Hero, Paul Vernon Smith, Jr., Manager of the Cafeteria at City Hall
  • Three Top Youth Combos –‘Trans-Atlantic Train’, ‘Tortis Monks’ and ‘Uncle Wiggley’s Philharmonic — Share Bandstand at Santa Clara’s Wutzit Club, 2147 Newhall Street

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


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