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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From July 31

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 1, 1919)

  • Welcome Home, Boys!: Honor Celebration Will be Mammoth Event: Public Invited to Attend Tonight’s Mass Meeting
  • Franklin K. Lane, Director of the U.S. Department of Interior, Introduces Popular Concept: ‘Farms for Soldiers’
  • Senator Moses of New Hampshire and Senator Jones of Washington Sponsor Bill that Would Aid Both Men and Women Who Served in the Great War
  • President Wilson to Come to San Francisco in September to Review Pacific Fleet
  • First Fruits of 1919 Shipped:  Big Shipment of Apricots Sent Out
  • Boy Killed Under Auto Truck Wheels: Raymond Blanchard, 15-years-old
  • Popular Santa Clarans Purchase New Business: Nello Urbani and Martin Walsh Have Bought ‘Imperial Dying and Cleaning Works’ from McVay Bros.
  • New University of Santa Clara Faculty for 1919-20 Announced by President T.L. Murphy, S.J. and Vice-President & Director of Discipline, Joseph Sullivan, S.J.


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (July 30, 1969)

  • SCUSD Now Willing to Consult with Citizens on Alternative Site to Don Ave. for Valley Continuation High School
  • SCUSD Needs 45 Teachers:  Better Budget Outlook Allows for Additional Teaching Positions to be Filled
  • Officials Sign Off on Santa Clara High School Construction Project
  • Parks and Recreation Department Gets $70,000 to Develop Old Fremont School Site:  OK Given to Use Funds for Either a Teen Center or a Senior Center
  • Parks and Recreation Department Director Earl Carmichael Reports Progress on Montague Park Development in Agnews Area
  • Mayne Center Agreement Sought:  SCUSD Asked to Contribute Funds for Community Building and Park Adjacent to George Mayne School in Alviso
  • Santa Clarans Protest 511-Unit Apartment Complex Between Kiely Blvd. and Pepper Tree Lane: Nearby Residents Say Development Unwanted and Will Contribute to Overcrowding
  • Antique Car Parts Stolen from Barn on Luther Estate at Pruneridge Ave. & Kiely Blvd.
  • Minister Discusses ‘Sex Exploitation’ in the Schools: Rev.Whit Woodard to Speak at Forum on His Objections to Sex Education Courses
  • ’A to Z Rental Center’ Opens on 1765 Scott Blvd.:  Tools of All Types Will be Available to Rent
  • Photo Spread from Santa Clara’s 117th Birthday Celebration
  • Remembrances from Past: Town Marshalls, Gunfights, Captain Harry Love, and the Santa Clara Police Department’s Long and Colorful History

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