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Looking Back November 2016

Week of November 2nd Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (November 1, 1916)

  • Work on New Depot Begun: Large Freight Yards to be Located at Former Site of Narrow-Gauge Depot: Plans are Completed (will be constructed on Franklin St. extension and in Mission design).
  • Electroliers for Highway: Chamber of Commerce Plans Extensive Campaign for Modern System of Street Lighting (on Alameda from City Limits to Franklin St.)
  • Election Returns will be given by ‘News’ at Rex Theatre on Night of Nov. 7 (no smoking in theatre during event)
  • Fruit Growers Association is Forming Fast (prune and apricot growers involved)
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Benefit Show a Brilliant Event: Fairy Fantasy Cleverly Presented by Local Children to Benefit Woman’s Club Improvement Fund (show held at Santa Clara High School auditorium)
  • San Francisco Scribe Predicts Santa Clara Win in ‘Big Game’ (Santa Clara University and Stanford Rugby teams to compete Nov. 11)

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal News (November 2, 1966)

  • What does ‘Leaseback’ Mean?: Rafferty & Co. Proposal for $14.7 million Downtown Cultural-Sports-Convention Center Facility: Are Sinister Outsiders Intent on Plundering Pockets of Santa Clarans?
  • Great Debate: Multipurpose Center in Spotlight Tomorrow: Meeting at Buchser High School: $14.7 million Proposal bounded by El Camino, Monroe, Benton and Lincoln: Citizens Committee for Multipurpose Facility to Debate Citizens to Save Santa Clara
  • Fiesta Packs ‘Em In: 14,300 Attend Mission Days Fiesta Over an 11-day Period
  • City Council Steers Clear of Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Proposal for a Limited Regional Government for the Nine-County Bay Area

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

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