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Week of September 18

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (September 16, 1913)
*$60,000 School Opened: New Santa Clara Grammar School Used for First Time Yesterday: Most Modern School Building in State is Viewed by Thousands of Visitors
*Merchants Fair to be Held November 3rd to 8th: Elaborate Show Planned
*Sudden Death of Albert Harris
*1913-14 Tax Rate Set at $1.43. School Fund Raised 9 cents: Extra Money Needed by Board of Education to Continue Special School Improvements
*Town Trustees Pass Ordinance Regulating Water Use

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (September 18, 1963)
*Single Developer Planned: Downtown Demolition Starts, Renewal Land Up for Sale: Merchants Bow Out as Buyers: Toledo’s Market Slated for Leveling
*City Manager Joins Fray Over Second Urban Renewal Study
*Vast New $24 Million Sewage Treatment Plant Near Finish: Santa Clara’s Biggest Single Construction Job: Co-Owned with San Jose-Cupertino Sanitation District

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



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