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Week of August 7

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 5, 1913)
* Home Trade Needed to Make Town Progress: Commercial League Will Launch Campaign: Farmers Should Buy from Home Merchants Instead of Mail Ordering
*Santa Clara Man, James A. Bacigalupi, Elected President of Young Men’s Institute of California
*Newly Elected Fire Chief, Dave Walsh, to be Delegate to National Fire Chief’s Convention in Tacoma
*Rev. James Morrissey, S.J. Retires: Rev. Walter Thornton, S.J. to Head S.C.U.

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (August 7, 1963)
*St. Clare Statue by Van Kleeck Chosen by City for Civic Center: 2nd Statue Joins City Fund Drive
*Victory of PTA Women: Special Tax Hike Okayed for Two High School Pools
*William Curtiss Returns to Head Owens-Corning Fiberglas in Santa Clara
*Some in Tract Wept: 400-Year-Old Oak Tree Cut Dow in Laurelwood Tract on Wood Duck Ave. for New House

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Local History Librarian Santa Clara City Library

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