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Looking Back – Week of May 14

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 12, 1914)

  • Prune Crop Big Factor in New Impetus to Prosperity: Crop Not Hit Hard by Heat
  • Cherry Queen Contest is Growing Lively: Miss Vida Thompson is Leading Vote Count
  • Native Sons Preparing for 4th of July Fete
  • Town Trustees Appoint Five to Library Board
  • Mail Will Leave Town on First Morning Train
  • Important Industry Will be Established Here: Manufacture of Fig Vinegar Will Be Conducted on Extensive Scale and Will Give Employment to Many People: New Project Planned by L. M. Fatjo
  • California State Poppy Day Endorsed by City’s Commercial League
  • Annual Portuguese Festa will be Held June 6th-7th

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (May 13, 1964)

  • Mrs. Jules (Virginia) Ronchetti Named ‘Woman of Year’: Spends Time in Worthwhile Endeavors with Church, School, Home and Community
  • Tea Pot Tempest?: 3 Councilmen’s Names to Stay on Urban Renewal Sign: Council Members Robert Maynard, William Wilson, Jr. and William Kiely, Jr. Demand that their Names be Removed from Signs Supporting Urban Renewal
  • Water Rate Holds for Now but Opponents Get New Hearing Date
  • You Dump It – They Haul It Away for Free!: City’s Fourth Annual Clean-Up Campaign
  • Dave Goodwin Named Santa Clara Journal Managing Editor
  • Santa Clara McCoy School Property Goes for San Tomas Aquino Expressway Project
  • our Young Santa Clarans Win Awards at Bike ‘Roadeo’ at Buchser High School
  • Santa Clara Players Close Season with final Show – ‘Bus Stop’

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