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Looking Back March 2017

Week of March 1st Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 28,1917)

  • Vote Yes March 15 on Good Roads Proposition: Success of Bond Issue Means $100,000 Yearly Reduction in Taxes and Gives Counties Immediate Improvement: Good Roads an Aid to Upbuilding Community
  • Aeroplane Plant May Build Here: Several Sites Being Investigated: Visit to Santa Clara This Week
  • Home Industry League of California to Urge Lower Prices: How to Offset ‘High Cost of Living’ in California
  • City Planning and Progress: Thomas Harrison Reed, San Jose City Manager Outlines His Job Responsibilities

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 1, 1967)

  • Despite Rain, Hail, and Dogs Our Mail Still Goes Through: Postmaster Reports That February was a Bad Dog-Bite Month
  • Board of Supervisors O.K. $2.6 Million Expressway: Largest Job For a Two-Mile Section of San Tomas Expressway Between Forbes & Cabrillo Avenues
  • Bond Vote in May? SCUSD Board Faces Financial Crisis: District Supt. Lawrence Curtis Paints Grim Picture
  • Police Chief Sapena Runs for Fourth Term
  • Battle of Big Bands at Wutzit Club, 2147 Newhall Street
  • City Council Gets $30,000 Gift to Cover Cost of Bleachers at Nearly Completed International Swim Center in Central Park: Bill Ward Donor on Behalf of Estate of Ella Hunter Ward

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

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