Looking Back

By the Editorial Board
Looking Back

Week of August 9th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (August 10, 1917)

  • Civic Body is Praised for Patriotic Aid: Government Officials Commend Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce for Providing Assistance
  • New High School Rooms Improved: School Trustees Who Recently Purchased the Delphine Fatjo Property at Corner of Washington & Santa Clara Streets Are Improving Buildings for Domestic Science and Manual Training Use When Santa Clara High School Opens September 10th
  • Modern New Electric Sign Installed by Nace M. Clark at His Candy Business on Franklin Street
  • Dr. G.W. Fowler Appointed to Medical Staff Examining Drafted Men for Army
  • Students to Help in Orchards: Shortage of Men Laborers Calls For This Action Says Edward Hyatt, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Santa Clara Home Guard is Now under Rule of State and Robert B. Roll is Their Captain
  • Soldiers Will Arrive at Camp Fremont Tomorrow

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (August 9,1967)

  • Teacher Benefits Shelved: Budget, Tax Hike Okayed by SCUSD Board of Trustees
  • Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Trade Club To Hold Annual TGIF Ladies Night on August 25th at Mariani’s Restaurant: Entertainers will be the Mary Kaye Trio from Las Vegas
  • New Professor at Santa Clara University Business School: Dr. H. B. Kirshen, Dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts Will Join SCU Faculty in Fall
  • Winning Santa Clara Journal Paperboy Named: Mike Pedrone, Santa Clara High Sophmore: Newspaper Courier for 2 Years Delivering to 175 Homes
  • Western Week with Cowboy & Indian Theme Climaxes Busy Teenage Activities in Santa Clara’s Parks: Field Trip to Happy Hollow Zoo Scheduled for Monday
  • Mark the Magnificent!: Santa Clara Swim Champion Mark Spitz Earned Four More Gold Medals at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada Last Week

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