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Looking Back: Week of September 12th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (September 13, 1918)

  • 694 Santa Clara Men Register for Draft:  Men 18 to 45 Respond Nobly to Call
  • City Preparing for 4th Liberty Loan Campaign Which Begins September 27th: Get Ready to Subscribe: Consider Putting a Liberty Loan Flag on Your Window on the 27th
  • Heavy Rains Cause Great Crop Harm: Prunes, Peaches, Tomatoes and Grain Crops Damaged: Help Needed to Save Fruit: Camp Fremont Soldiers to Help Save Prune Crop
  • City Post Office Badly Flooded in Storm
  • Red Cross Gets Liberal Donation: Town Treasurer Fatjo Donates His Commission
  • Red Cross Aid Classes Open: Day and Night Classes to be Held Twice a Week
  • University of Santa Clara Receives New U.S. Training Orders
  • Edward Grant of Patriotic League to Talk at Methodist Episcopal Church


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (September 11, 1968)

  • 45,000 Cheer Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon: His Two Campaign Slogans: “It’s Time for a Change” and “Law and Order”
  • Voters’ Choices: Mayor Issue set for November 5th Election: Voters to Decide if they Want to Elect a Mayor at $1000/month; and, Whether to Pass a $6,800,000 Bond to Expand Sewerage System
  • Morgan Horse Statue Comes Home From East: After Months of Touring Museums in East Horse Sculpture Commissioned by Robert Morgan to Return to Triton Museum of Art — S.S. Schnittmann, World-Renowned Sculptor, is Artist
  • Council Praises Apartment Complex Design:  22-acre Development Proposed at Granada between Lawrence Expressway and Flora Vista: Would Include 684-apartments, a Lake and Swimming Pools
  • First Presbyterian Church Hosting Debate on Issue of U.S. Involvement in Vietnam

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