Looking Back

By The Editorial Board
Looking Back

Week of October 4th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (October 5, 1917)

  • Liberty Loan Drive is On: Loyal Santa Clarans Begin Patriotic Campaign for Big War Fund: Welfare of Our Nation is at Stake
  • Film Feature to Aid Liberty Loan Drive
  • More Local Boys to Leave for War Today
  • University of Santa Clara Rugby Coach Drafted: Leaves for Camp Lewis
  • Patriotic Meeting at Presbyterian Church
  • Santa Clara Officials Offer More Land to Western Pacific Company
  • State Highway Work Started on the San Francisco Road from Scott Lane to the City Limits

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (October 5, 1967)

  • 55,000 Attend Mammoth 3-Hour Parade of Champions: 229 Entries Viewed Along Lincoln, Franklin & Monroe Streets
  • Parade, Drill Team Winners Announced
  • Fiesta Days in Swing: Carnival Starts Tonight, Mexican Day Scheduled Saturday
  • Funeral Service Held for SC Journal Newsboy (13-year-old Ronald Lee Smith, 740 Salberg Avenue, struck by truck while riding home on bicycle from Wilson School)
  • Substitute Teachers & Clerical-Classified Staff Dissatisfied with Raise (5% raise only worth 1.61% as their weekly hours being increased from 37-1/2 to 40)
  • California Association of Nurserymen pick Itsuo Uenaka of Cupertino Nursery, Inc. as Their New President

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