Looking Back

Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara

Week of May 16th Headlines

 

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 17, 1918)

*Red Cross Campaign Drive Begins May 20th

*Farm Work to be Done by Women: Women’s Land Army Challenges California Women Over 18 to Enroll as Farmerettes

*Camp Fremont Ranks High: Healthiest of All Camps on West Coast

*Save Wheat: Vital to Solving America’s Food Problem

*Fruit Growers Discuss Plans Working with Government Food Administration

*Captain Donovan Complimented for Work at Santa Clara University: Cadets Live in Barracks Under Constant Military Discipline: Training by Rifle Experts

 

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (May 15, 1968)

*Petition Regarding Walter G. Brown School Leads to Misunderstanding: Sets off Hullabaloo About Length of School Day and Quality of Teachers

*1962 Santa Clara High Graduate, Marine Corporal Thomas E. Diefenderfer, Dies in Vietnam

*City Police Cite Man as Hero:  David Smith, 1503 San Andreas Avenue, Helped Rescue Man from Burning Vehicle Following Accident on San Tomas Expressway

*Conference Planned by Schools for May 25: To be Held at University of Santa Clara for Parents of Mexican American Students in SCUSD

*Santa Clara Redevelopment Agency Will Hold Hearing on Only One of Three Proposals: J. Marion Company of Mountain View Urban Renewal Plan to be Reviewed

*Public Hearing Set on Proposed Merger of Santa Clara-Cupertino and Sunnyvale Municipal Court Systems

*Triton Museum to Open the Doors to its New Home in Santa Clara: Julie Sullivan to be Director