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Looking Back – Week of April 2

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (March 31, 1914)

  • Cherry Carnival to be Showy Event: Attractive Amusements, Cherry Exhibits and Pageants Planned: Carnival Committees Busy on Preliminary Work: Automobile Booster Excursion to San Francisco to Advertise Carnival
  • Charles D. South, Newspaper Man, Author and Civic Booster Has Been Appointed Local Postmaster: Appointment Meets with Public Approval: He Succeeds Eugene Don
  • No Money for Meridian Line, Says Manager Paul Shoup: Can Build to Cemetery but Cannot Complete Gap in Trolley Line in Specified Time
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Rapidly Restoring Their Adobe
  • Local Man, J.D. Ellis, Invents New Cement Tray

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (April 1, 1964)

  • A ‘Quiet Revolution’ in High School Curriculum: Improved Vocational Education Program
  • Seven are Named to Newly Formed Cultural Advisory Commission
  • Former Mayor, Maurice Dullea and former Councilman Austen Warburton Join Newly Revitalized Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Edward Teller, Father of H-Bomb To Speak at University of Santa Clara on “The Obligations of the Scientist to the Community in Which he Lives”
  • Santa Claran’s Recipe for Swedish Sand Cake – “Sandkaka” – makes Sunset Magazine

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