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Looking Back – Week of May 7

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 5, 2014)

  • Cherry Carnival Activities Progressing Rapidly: Attractions Visitors Can Tour: Santa Clara Grammar School, Pacific Manufacturing Company, Eberhard Tanning Company, University of Santa Clara
  • Charles D. South Takes Office as Postmaster: Retired Postmaster Eugene Don Served 12 Years
  • Santa Clara Cyclery Makes Rapid Strides: Proprietor E. Drew Has Best Equipped Cyclery in County
  • Santa Claran, A. L. Shaw, Buys $10,000 Worth of Cattle
  • State Highway Will be Paved in City Limits: The Alameda to be Paved by October 1st

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (May 6, 1964)

  • Douglas Myers to Quit Top Urban Renewal Post to Become Assistant Director of San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
  • City Water Rate Boost OKed Effective June 1st: $1.11 More per Month to Average Homeowner
  • Seeking More Funds: Jefferson School District Backs Drive for School Initiative
  • National Realtors Association (NAREB) Criticizes Franklin Street Urban Renewal Core in Writing
  • Ex-Colonel, Joseph Coolidge Named Assistant City Manager: Will Succeed Fred Wood
  • City Council Authorizes $5000 for George Haines and Santa Clara Swim Club Athletes to Travel to Olympics
  • Mayor Fargher miffs Councilman Kiely by transferring him from County Trafficways Committee to County Water Committee
  • An Even Dozen Candidates Nominated for ‘Woman of Year’
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