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Looking Back June 2017

Week of June 14th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 15,1917)

  • Colonel J. L. Donovan, Head of University of Santa Clara Engineering Dept. and a West Point Graduate, Ordered East to Assume Charge of the Official Reserve Corps at Ann Arbor University in Michigan
  • A. R. Woodhams Hurt in Fall at His Ranch, Just West of Santa Clara
  • Catholic Boys to Aid in Harvest of Crops This Fall
  • Home of Isabel Lewis (corner of Lewis & Alviso Sts.) Damaged by Fire Tuesday
  • Santa Clara Parlour, Native Sons of the Golden West, Subscribes to Two Liberty Bonds Amounting to $200
  • President Wilson Proclaims National Red Cross Week: Santa Clara Volunteer Firemen Donate $10 to Red Cross Fund
  • Former Santa Clara Boy, James Douglas Cumming, Killed in France
  • Stanford Ambulance and Hospital Corp Unit to be Sent to War Front in France
  • Citizens of Santa Clara Subscribe $121,850 to Liberty Loan Program
  • Fuel Dealer A. L. Shaw Sells His Business to B. F. Roll
  • City Clerk Presents Annual Report to Board of Town Trustees

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (June 14, 1967)

  • Magnificent $700,000 International Swim Center Opens June 17th: Parks & Recreation Director Earl Carmichael Says it is the ‘Most Outstanding Outdoor Swim Complex in the World’: Santa Clara Will Host its First International Swimming Meet July 7th-9th
  • Santa Clara City Planning Director, William E. Rodgers, Accepts New Post: Picked by Leslie Salt Co. of San Francisco to Build $625,000,000, 4,400 acre Bay Community of Redwood Shores
  • City Council-SCUSD Board Committees to Jointly Study Cooperative Projects Including City Auditorium Proposal, Closing of City Streets at Santa Clara High, and Extension of Calabazas Blvd. Through Wilcox High Campus to Connect with Monroe St.
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellowship Will Take University of Santa Clara Professor, Dr. Witold Krassowski to University of Madras in Southern India this Summer
  • Santa Clara to Hold Line on $20.4 Million Budget: Hearing Tuesday: No Tax Increase Slated for 1967-68 City Budget
  • Municipal Power Under the Gun: Should a PG&E Contract, Now Under Study in the U.S. Department of the Interior be Approved, the City, University of Santa Clara, and SCUSD Stand to Have Electric Rates Raised by 20%: City Lobbying to Defend Status Quo of Present Municipal Electric Power Service
  • Unique Father-Son Civic Team: William A. Wilson, Sr. Serving as President of SCUSD Board of Education While Son, William A. Wilson, Jr., Serving on City Council

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

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