Looking Back May 2017

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Week of May 17th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 16, 1917)

  • Impressive Scenes During Flag Raising Ceremony: Great Crowds in Attendance at Santa Clara University Campus on Sunday: Many Notables Present: Excellent Showing by Cadets in Competitive Drill
  • Original Poem, 'Voice of the Flag' Penned by Postmaster Charles D. South for Sunday Flag Raising at Santa Clara University
  • Big Benefit for Red Cross by Pupils of Santa Clara High School
  • President Wilson to Set Date for National Registration Day: All Local Communities Asked to Participate: Chamber of Commerce Will Make Arrangements in Santa Clara for Patriotic Occasion: Those Already Registered Can Participate in Afternoon Parade
  • Should the City Sell Its Land?: Rosenberg Bros. & Co. Petitions Board of Town Trustees to Sell Them City Land on Which Their Commercial Buildings Now Stand
  • To Patrons of This Newspaper; J.M. Cunningham and Ashley J. Cooper Have Purchased From Henry R. Roth His Interest in the 'Santa Clara News'

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 17,1967)

  • Fight to Obtain Matching State Funds from California Highway Commission to Complete Widening Improvement on El Camino Real From Lawrence Expressway to Scott: Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce's Lee Case & Ed Hart Lobby at State Capitol
  • Newly Organized Cascade Park Homeowner's Association Meets in Maywood Park
  • Election Next Tuesday: Community Leaders Rally to Support School District Bond
  • Twelve Leading Women Civic Leaders Compete for 'Woman of Year' Honors Including Ethel Lewis and Emma Kaliterna
  • 400 Northern California United Church of Christ Delegates Hold Their 6th Annual Conference at Santa Clara's Church of the Valley
  • Jefferson Airplane, Vince Guaraldi Trio, and Cal Tjader to Perform Sunday in 'Spring Festival' to be Held on Grounds of the Santa Clara University Mission Gardens: Proceeds to Benefit Medical Clinic in Alviso
  • Big Time Women's Softball Players Visit Santa Clara: Welcomed by Mayor Larry Marsalli, Vice Mayor Gary Gillmor and Parks & Recreation Director Earl Carmichael
  • Mark Spitz Leads Santa Clara's Victorious Onslaught at Central Coast Section (CCS) Swimfest Championships
  • Buchser High Coed Patricia Navarro Presides as Queen of Cinco de Mayo Celebration

(compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara)