Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of April 18th Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (April 19, 1918)

*Task of Many Months Finally Concluded: Merritt Company Secures Lease on Town Owned  Property After Two Month Delay

*Patriotic School Men: Santa Clara High School Principal Charles Townsend After Attending Statewide Meeting in Oakland Reports that German Language Will be Barred in California High Schools

*Santa Clara Orchards are Excellent Investment Attracting the Attention of Outside Business Men:  Santa Clara Should Make Her Possibilities Known

*’United Farmers’: New Organization Originated in Santa Clara County

*Banner Presentation by Volunteer Fire Chief: Interesting Ceremony at Santa Clara Woman’s Club Adobe Scheduled for Today

*Third Liberty Loan Drive Honor Roll: A-Z Listing of Santa Clarans Who Purchased Liberty Bonds

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 17, 1968)

*PTA Report Strongly Favors K-5 Structure for School District

*Developers Offer Urban Renewal Plans: Three Developers Make April 15 Deadline:

J-Marion Company, Inc. of Mountain View, Mission City Development Company of Santa Clara, and Lester Dworman of New York

*Northern California Association of Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Gather Saturday at All-Day Conference at C.W. Haman School

*Study Session Meeting at Agnew School Set: City Council and Residents to Discuss Pros and Cons of Proposed Assessment District to Improve Agnew Area

*San Jose Commercial and Industrial Investor, Philip S. Sanfilippo, Elected Chair of  University of Santa Clara Board of Regents

*Local Schools Participate in Public Schools Week:  ‘The Public School — Cornerstone of Liberty’ is Theme

*Fourth Annual Santa Clara Friends of the Library Book Sale is Most Successful One Yet

*Saturday Dog Classes to Start: Co-sponsored by City Parks & Recreation Department and Mission City Dog Training School