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Looking Back March 2017

Week of March 22nd Headlines

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

  • Chamber of Commerce Election Will be Held Thursday
  • Politics Gets Lurid in Garden City: Investigation of Expenditures Made by San Jose Chamber of Commerce: Supervisor Henry Ayer May Conduct Investigation or Grand Jury May Act
  • 12-Year Old Girl Suffers Broken Leg After Being Struck by Car Driven by Mrs. William Bracher While Walking on Bascom Avenue
  • Mrs. Mary Cunningham Passes: Wife of Esteemed Resident, Thomas Cunningham
  • Blossom Fete at Saratoga Saturday: Thousands of Tourists Expected
  • Linda Vista Poppy Festival to Take Place March 30th: Date of This East Side Event a Week after Saratoga Blossom Fete
  • Local Firm in New Location: The Variety Store to Move to Up-to-Date Quarters in Bank of Italy Building
  • Cupertino Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) to Hold All-Day Institute
  • Regular Meeting of Chautauqua Circle at 1267 Franklin Street

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

  • Unions Tangle with City: County Supervisors Association of California (CSAC) ‘Plot’ Fought by City Employees
  • How Many Meters Do Meter Readers Read?
  • Easter Bunny’s Busy!: Four Thousand Children Expected to Hunt for Eggs at City Parks: Killarney Park (Cabrillo Ave.); Maywood Park (Pruneridge Ave.); Sunnybrae Park (Los Padres Ave.); and Washington Ball Park: Ten Thousand Eggs to be Hidden
  • Jefferson School Starts ‘Sweet Success’ Initiative: 6th Grade Program to Encourage Struggling Students
  • New Pride of Our City: Santa Clara Vanguard Takes First Place in Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco
  • They’ll Live Forever: Santa Clara Woman’s Club Dates from 1904, Still Growing: Austen Warburton Presents Club with Amended Charter
  • George Haines Preps Swim Stars for National Meets: Mark Spitz Given Chance to Qualify for 200-yard Butterfly

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

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