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Week of September 25

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (September 23, 1913)
*Town Will Place Beautiful Park at New Depot Site: Triangular Strip Will Be Purchased and Made into Panhandle
*Santa Clara Woman’s Club to Raise Funds for Historic Adobe: San Jose Talent to Assist Local Entertainers at Franck Hall
*New Town Hall Will be Finished by January 1st: Moderness Will Mark Municipal Progress in Santa Clara: Public Library and Board Room Will Occupy an Entire Floor

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal (September 25, 1963)
*Santa Clara Thieves ‘Best Read’ in Valley: Library ‘Alarmed’ – 1 in 12 Books are Stolen
*40,000 Expected to View ‘Biggest’ Parade of Champions Ever: Parade Grand Marshall will be Senator Clark Bradley
*93 Years of History: Benjamin W. Morse House on 1267 Franklin Street to be Demolished
* Mayor Burgess Resigns: Moving from City: Successor to be Chosen
*County Thwarts City Tactic: Nullifies Four Santa Clara Annexations North of Bayshore Freeway
*Telephones Take on New Ring: Pacific Telephone’s New Switching Equipment Eliminates Old Two-Bell Ring
*Money’s in Bank: Kona Kai Swim & Raquet Club to Build New Facilities at 680 Hubbard Ave.

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



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