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Looking Back May 2017

Week of May 31st Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 1, 1917)

  • Committee to Boost War Bonds: People of Santa Clara Called Upon to Support Floating of Liberty Loans
  • Portuguese Fiesta to Begin Saturday Night: Main Street Being Decorated
  • Memorial Day is Being Observed: Schools Closed and Businesses Suspended: Many Residents Proceed to Catholic Cemetery and Santa Clara City Cemetery
  • Santa Claran Thomas Cahill, an Employee at Carmelite Monastery, Patents Device for Locating and Raising Sunken Ships
  • Arrangements Completed for Registration Day Parade: Celebration to Commence at 10 o’clock: Big Attendance Expected: County Clerk Issues Instructions As to Who Must Register on June 5th, a Holiday
  • Postmaster Charles D. South Announces that Every Employee of Santa Clara Post Office Had Made Application for a Liberty Bond
  • Post Office Holds Up Mail Intended for Germany, Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Turkey

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 31, 1967)

  • State Action Needed to Rescue School District: SCUSD Lacks Money to Meet Record $16 Million Budget
  • School Bond Barely Squeezes Through: Old Santa Clara Proves Stubborn: Despite Losing in Four Precincts –Bond Issue for New Elementary School Classrooms Passes
  • Expansion of Kaiser Santa Clara Hospital: 94-Bed Wing Added Along with Extensive New Parking Lot
  • Mobil Oil Co.’s Design for Futuristic Service Station at Corner of Scott and El Camino Real Draws Fire: Cross Between Arizona Flagstone and Disneyland ‘Tomorrowland’ Look Fails to Woo City Council
  • Peterson High School Holds $5 Peace Corps Banquet: State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos and Dr. Richard Smith of San Jose State College to be Speakers
  • J. H. Wagner, New Principal of Washington Elementary School, Honored at Reception
  • Santa Clara Players Opens New Season with ‘Never Too Late’
  • Wade Brummal Editorial: El Camino Real Corridor is the Real Santa Clara Downtown

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


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