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Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From May 6

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 7, 1920)

  • New City Charter Proposed for Santa Clara: Chamber of Commerce Also Active in Clean-Up Campaign. Auto Park Selected
  • Hiram Johnson Victory Shows California’s Faith in Him: Local Johnson Club Shows Increase in Membership
  • Newly Elected Officials Take Seats on Town Board of Trustees: Entering Their New Duties are John J. Jones, William Loos, William Hayward, and Manual Silva: Patrick Concannon Elected President of Board
  • New Post of the American Legion to Be Organized in Santa Clara
  • Portuguese Fete on May 29-30: Annual Celebration of the Holy Ghost Festa
  • Santa Clara University Play ‘Old Mission Town’ Becoming Big Success: Sold-out Last Night: Those in Attendance Came from as far as San Francisco, Watsonville and Salinas: Upcoming Performance for Knights of Columbus Night Nearly Sold Out
  • Santa Clara Will Observe Memorial Day: Veterans of Grand Army of Republic and Spanish War to be Honored:  Grammar School Students Will Play Music at Ceremonies and at Cemeteries
  • City Landmarks to be Removed: Bids Received for Tear-Down of the Three 2-story Old Groves Buildings on Main Street Where They Were Erected 50 Years Ago: Mr. Groves, an Englishman who Passed Away Recently was an Old Settler of Santa Clara Who Had Served in the Civil War:  Closest Kin Believed to be in England and he Left no Heirs
  • Santa Clara Post Office Sets Record for Sale of U.S. Treasury $100 Certificates
  • Santa Clara Forresters of America Court No. 6 Invited to Redwood City to Initiate Candidates There

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