Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of April 11th Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (April 12, 1918)

*Taking a Glance Backward: Story of Santa Clara Long Ago: Frank Grant, now 92 and Santa Clara’s First Postmaster Remembers When Santa Clara Had Bullfights on Saturday and Sunday Afternoons Followed by Evening Fandangos

*Santa Clara and Adjacent Districts Raise Barrel of Money for Third Liberty Bond Campaign: Nearly $155,000

*Notable Residence Near Here: Mrs. Sarah Winchester Has Spent Half a Million Dollars on Improvements on Her Property

*Banner Presentation by Volunteer Fire Chief at Santa Clara Woman’s Club Adobe Scheduled for April 19th

*Mountain View Businesses Outshine Santa Clara Businesses in Advertising for Liberty Bond Drive yet Mountain View Only one-third the Size of Santa Clara

*Editor of Santa Clara News Takes Excursion with Mr. Regnart on Blossom Day to see the Flowers in Saratoga

*Body of Cupertino Hermit, William Naumann, Discovered Three Weeks After His Death on Bear Ranch

*Dr. Fowler of Santa Clara Assists at Site of Motorcycle-Automobile Collision on Alum Rock Rd.: One Killed, Two Injured

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 10, 1968)

*City Council Overturns Planning Commission’s Recommendation for Zoning Change to Permit Multi-Million Dollar Apartment Complex on Flora Vista and Granada Aves.

*Corporation Yard Project Started: Additions for City’s Water and Electrical Depts. on Martin Ave., East of Scott Blvd.

*Montague Park, Named for Family that Once Lived on that Land, Will Keep Its Name but the Recreation Building for Park will be Named in Honor of Civic Leader Mary E. Boyd Who Died in December

*Wilcox High Student, Marie Yvonne Marino Injured: Struck by Car on El Camino

*Armed Robber Holds-Up Bob’s Glendale Pharmacy on 3429 El Camino

*Jim Bacigalupi of Dergan’s Corner and Wife Lola Return to Santa Clara After Five Month Around-the-World Tour

*Space Park Ready To Go:  Work To Start Soon on major 165-acre Industrial Park Bisected by Scott Blvd.: Site is former Orchard Land