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Week of May 29

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 27, 1913)

* Santa Clara’s First Annual Cherry Carnival Proves Greatest Attraction in History of Old Mission Town: 100,000 Visitors Heartily Enjoy Hospitality of Mission Boosters: Five Strenuous Days of Pleasure Mark New Epoch in History of Our Town: Valley of Cherries Gets Its Proper Recognition

* Santa Clara’s New Seagrave’s Fire Truck Gives Remarkable Demonstration: Official Fire and Speed Test Witnessed by Town Trustees, Firemen and Hundreds of Visiting Officials


50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (May 29, 1963)

* Memorial Day Rites: Parade for the Dead Readied in Santa Clara: Sponsored by SC American Legion Post 19

* St. Clare’s Annual BBQ Expected to Draw Over 2,500: 700 Children of St. Clare’s School to Present Folk Dance Festival

* Jefferson School District Pamphlet Endorsing AB-888, a Bill to Provide a County-Wide Equalization Tax, Slammed as ‘Socialist Propaganda’

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


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