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Looking Back March 2017

Week of March 14th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 14, 1917)

  • Vote F for Good Roads and Lower Taxes: Why You Should Vote for Bonds: Good Roads, Good Times, Employment and Prosperity: Paving Improves Property Values
  • Other Candidates File Petitions for City Offices but Marshall George Fallon Will Not be a Candidate for Office
  • Funeral of the Late Mrs. L. W. Starr, 985 Lewis Street: Daughter of Captain F. F. Percival, Husband Prominent in Town Affairs

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 15, 1967)

  • SCUSD Board Says Okay: $2.5 Million Bond Vote: Election to be Held May 23
  • Santa Clara in ‘Flower’: Last Wednesday ‘Camellia Day’: Two-Man Camellia Show at Santa Clara Woman’s Club Adobe Featuring Matt Talia and Earl “Duke” Perry
  • Kiwanis Club Honors Amy Ellen Hill as Wilcox High ‘Student of the Month’
  • Politics Liven Council Meeting: Heated Exchange Between Councilmen Matt Talia and Lawrence Fargher
  • Wanna Dance? No Sooner Said than Dunn: Parks & Recreation Department Sponsors Dance Class Taught by Mrs. Carol Dunn
  • Kenna Hall Gets Aid: Ford Motor Company Gives Santa Clara University $10,000 to Assist in Reconstructing Kenna Hall for the School of Business
  • Police Chief Frank Sapena, Running for Re-Election, Hosts Coffee Hours
  • Police Chief Candidate James McNamara Sets Up Mobile Campaign HQ in 35-foot Trailer to Visit Neighborhoods and Shopping Centers
  • Santa Clara Artist Rosa G. Anton Donates Painting of Mission Santa Clara for Display at Santa Clara Savings & Loan
  • Santa Clara Philharmonic Great as Usual!: Capacity Audience Fills Buchser High School Auditorium

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

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