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Week of July 17

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 15, 1913)
*Santa Clara Merchants and Citizens Will Combine in Firm Effort to Encourage Patronage of Local Stores and Businesses: Too Many Dollars Being Spent Out of Town
* Beautiful Mission Float, Band and Banner to Represent Santa Clara in San Francisco’s October Portola Festival
*Town Board in Special Session: Immediate Improvements Ordered at Municipal Water Works

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (July 17, 1963)
*City & Artist Bufano Agree: Santa Clara to Get Statue of Universal Child at New Civic Center Monument
*Forced out by Urban Renewal: Rebuilding in Downtown Santa Clara Area Considered by 23 Merchants
*Flat Raise Bounced: Pay Increase Okayed for Half of Santa Clara City Employees
*‘Temporary’ World War II Quonset Huts on Santa Clara University Campus Finally Bite the Dust
*Construction Underway for new $50,000 plant for Calvary Southern Baptist Church on Forbes Ave.

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

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