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Looking Back – Week of February 26

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (February 24, 1914)

  • Annual Election of Commercial League Boosters: 25 Progressive Men to Direct Future Density of Mission Town
  • Prosperity Banquet to Mark Beginning of New Civic Work
  • Municipal Employees Must Shy Away from Politics, Says Mayor
  • E.W. Howell, Proprietor of Howell Furniture Co., Will be Candidate for Office of Town Trustee At Coming Election
  • Santa Clara Not Only City with Muddy Streets: San Jose Has Mud Problems Too
  • Milliken School Plans Benefit for Purpose of Creating a Victrola Fund: Mother Goose Operetta Will be Performed
  • Woman’s Club Deserves Praise for Improvements to City Plaza
  • Activity & Progress Abounds: 43 Business Firms Located on Main Street

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (February 26, 1964)

  • Urban Renewal Knocked by Touring National Realtors Group: Need to ‘Restudy’ Goals
  • Assessment District is Abandoned: Protestors Cause Total Impasse: Hour Spent Hassling Over Pomeroy Avenue Widening Project
  • Educators Join Support of West Valley Junior College Bond Issue
  • Tree Planting Program No Longer a ‘Flop’: City Crews Now Planting 30 to 50 Trees Per Month as part of City’s Master Tree Plan
  • Santa Clara Yo-Yo Contest Winners Move on to Regional Competition at San Jose Civic Auditorium

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