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Week of May 15

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 13, 1913)
*Cherry Carnival Queen Contest Draws Keen Excitement: Catherine Ruef and Mary Soares Lead Voting So Far
* All ‘Board! Booster Excursion Train Leaves at 8.20: 300 Lusty Town Boosters to Attend this Extraordinary Advertising Expedition via Peninsula to San Francisco: Return Trip by Ferry to Alviso

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (May 15, 1963)
*Within Three Months: Santa Clara Tract Battle Heads for County Showdown: School Trustees Knock Bayside Housing Tract Plans: County Supervisors to Wait for Studies: City Officials Fight Plans for Massive Housing Tract West of Agnew

*First Total Electrical Blackout in Santa Clara’s Modern History: Corrected in 21 Minutes: PG&E Derrick Truck Servicing Lines Became Entangled at City Transformer Station

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*City Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up Campaign Underway: Once-a-Year Chance: You Dump It, It’s Hauled Away Free!

* Santa Clara University Broncos Defeat San Francisco Giants: 6-4 Upset before 8,121 Fans

*Former Mayor Tony Toledo Sells his Franklin Street Market to Urban Redevelopment

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

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