Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of April 25th Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (April 26, 1918)

*Some Very Big Trees: Three Immense Trees Over 60 Years Old – Fig, Walnut, and Laurel – on Property of Mrs. Laine-Johnston on Washington Street Between Benton and Franklin: Nearby Franck Property Has Huge Fig Tree Too

*June Sun Eclipse: Observations To Be Taken from an Aeroplane: Famous Astronomers to Assemble at Pike’s Peak, Colorado

*University of Santa Clara Cadets: 300 of its 450 Students Taking Military Training

*Historical Banner:  Volunteer Fire Department Chief August Roll Tells Story of Columbia Hose Co. Banner and Presents It to Santa Clara Woman’s Club for Safe Keeping

*Santa Clara Boy in Navy, Fenton Nelson, Writes Home to Parents from USS Minneapolis in New York City: Interesting Letter About His Third Voyage

*Good Book to Possess:  The Library Board of Santa Clara Should Acquire the Book Published by the Lewis Co. in 1888 About County History Titled: ‘Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World, or Santa Clara County, California’

*To Come Again At Later Time: Seattle Man, W.H. Conniff Still Has Plans for Erecting Cannery Plant Here

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (April 24, 1968)

*Funding Gets OKay for Student Training Related to Industry and Vocational Education (STRIVE Program)

*Urban Renewal Plan Proposal Sketch Released by Each of the Three Potential Developers

*Police Investigate Area Burglaries: Agencies in First Thrift of America Building on Stevens Creek Broken Into and also a Steakhouse on El Camino

*School Plan is Debated: Decision on New Construction and Remodeling of Santa Clara High School Again Put Off

*New Center Opens at Brown School on May 6: For 3 and 4-year-old Children of Working Mothers:  40 Children Already Signed-up

*Siren Tests Scheduled: Santa Clara Civil Defense Office to Test Mechanical Operation of Outdoor Warning Devices

*Santa Clara Student Wins College Scholarship: Douglas Porter

*Last Round-up:  Pioneer Resident, Cowboy Jim Donovan, Dies

*New Post Office Facility for Agnew Station Area

*Plaza at Southwest Corner of Scott and El Camino to Open August 1: $5.1 Million Santa Clara Civic Plaza Shopping Center Construction Work on Schedule