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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From March 20

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 21, 1919)

  • Soldier Farm Plan Popular: Proposed Congressional Legislation Would Allow Department of Interior to Construct Soldier Settlements on Reclaimed Land Providing Work and Homes for Thousands of Our Returning Soldiers, Sailors and Marines
  • General J.J. Borree Asks Governor Stephens to Postpone California Welcome Home Celebrations Until Weather Improves and More Soldier Boys are Actually Back Home
  • Victory Loan Slogan Contest Extended Two Weeks: Final Day Will Be April 5th
  • San Francisco Seals to Hold Big Sports Fest: Seals Endeavor to Get Santa Clara Fans Excited with Plans for Double Header Baseball Interspersed with Boxing Exhibitions: Many Local Businesses Involved in Effort
  • Santa Clarans Buy Dairy Business: Manuel and Frank Vargas Have Purchased the Dairy at Wade Ranch Northeast of Santa Clara: Purchase Includes 146 Acres and 100 Cows
  • Ford Factory May Locate in Santa Clara: Chamber of Commerce in Talks with Henry Ford to Convince Him to Locate One of His Branch Factories in This City
  • Sheriff George Lyle Transforms Ancient County Jail To Modern Prison Paradise: Clean-Up Effort with Paint, Varnish, New Woodwork Transforms Look of Old Jail
  • J.G. French of Rex Theatre Aids Garden Campaign: Upper Grade Grammar School Students Shown 35-Minute Film on Techniques of Home Gardening


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (March 19, 1969)

  • ‘The Liberty Amendment Committee of Santa Clara’ Group Established: Led by Mrs. Dona Stevens: Goal is to Abolish Income Tax
  • City Council Hears New Urban Renewal Plan to Develop Six Vacant Blocks of Downtown Santa Clara: Proposal from Firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall with Offices in Redwood City
  • 95-Cent SCUSD Tax Hike Defeated by 5-to-4 Margin in March 11th Election: Santa Clara Teachers Association Disappointed With Results: School Board to Hold Special Budget Meeting: Voters Will Have Second Chance to Raise Taxes if  SCUSD Decides to Try Again By Putting Measure on June 3rd Election Ballot
  • Minority Students from East Side Union High School Visit Wilcox High Today Through Friday in Conjunction With an Awareness Campaign Begun by Students Here
  • Unexpected Snow:  Enough Hail and Snow Fell March12th to Build a Snowman in Santa Clara
  • Optometrist Dr. Bert Hartzell Announces His Campaign for City Council: Tells His Views on Issues

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