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Looking Back – Week of March 26

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

  • Santa Clara Municipal Plant: Local Water, Gas and Electric Systems Most Modern in State: During Past Two Years Three Entire Departments are Completely Remodeled and Augmented
  • Board of Trustees Firmly Opposed Plea for Extension: Final Decision of Railroad Company Will be Made at Special Conference
  • Governor Hiram Johnson Visits Here to See ‘Valley of Blossoms’: Saratoga’s Blossom Festival Witnessed by Thirty Thousand Delighted People
  • Cherry Carnival Will be Greater and More Novel this Year
  • Vagabond “Army” Gets Stiff Jolt: “Army of Unemployed” Marched to Town Jail by Marshall Fallon

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (March 25, 1964)

  • Old City Leveling Due Within Sixty Days: 15 Buildings To Go: One-fourth of 8 Block Urban Renewal Area Set for Demolition
  • In 4 City Parks: Easter Egg Scramble: 7,200 Eggs Divided Among These Locations: Killarney Park, Maywood Park, Sunnybrae Park and Washington Baseball Park
  • ‘There’s a Beast in the Street’: Duffy, Jack Cabral’s Donkey Causes Mild Sensation
  • St. Lawrence Church Tackles Massive Youth Program: $1 Million Youth Center Under Construction
  • Miss Santa Clara Pageant Week Opens with ‘Bang’
  • Citizens’ Advisory Committee Revamped: Stanley Leal Elected New Chairman
  • Animal Crematory for Humane Society In: Approved for a Trial Period
  • Santa Clara Woman’s Club Celebrates 60th Birthday: Founded in 1904
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