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Published: 19.03.2019 to 01:51:53
PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Bands, drill teams, clowns, floats, horses, dignataries in convertibles, and the Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps were all components of the Parade of Champions. Vietnam War Veterans are remembered in this float.
Courtesy of Larry Marsalli
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Published: 19.03.2019 to 01:47:09
Parade of the Fiesta of the Holy Ghost
At the corner of Franklin Street and Lafayette in Historic Downtown Santa Clara.
That's SCU, the "Ship" in the background.
Published: 18.03.2019 to 16:46:13
Down the track goes this trolley heading west on Franklin Street just past Lafayette and near Washington Street in the year 1871. The trolley has stopped in front of the Livery Stable to the right to switch horses :) Business buildings here that lined the south side of Franklin down the left towards Lafayette St. would be replaced in the many years to follow with iconic town favorites such as the "Santa Clara Creamery" and of course right about where that Livery Stable sign is 67 years later in 1938 would go the tall vertical sign of the legendary "Santa Clara" theater that made up this part of downtown Santa Clara. Note that this trolley has "Alameda" labeled on the side to signify that it's route would travel down the Alameda from San Jose to Santa Clara.
Published: 18.03.2019 to 15:13:35
Buchser student Amelia Tai was recently named as one of five finalists selected nationwide by Wonder Media for a character she created to enter into the Create-Your-Own Character Contest.
Using drawing, photos, and images, students were asked to provide details about what their character looks like, including clothing style, ethnicity, hairstyle, height, body type, eyes — basically as much detail as possible. In addition, applicants were asked to provide a backstory for the character by writing a compelling bio full of hopes, family, fears, strengths, and flaws to illustrate what lies under their character’s surface.
The character that Tai created, Ashlen Foster, is an independent, quiet, shy student who yearns to make new friends and do new things, but feels held back by the fact that she is slightly deaf and wears a hearing aid. While Tai is not a deaf or hard of hearing student herself, according to special education teacher Heidi Knutson, she was inspired by the deaf and hard of hearing students at Buchser.
Santa Clara Unified School District
Published: 18.03.2019 to 08:03:16
Published: 17.03.2019 to 17:43:34
Hi! I'm with a group called Reclaiming Our Downtown. We (everyone involved) are bringing our downtown back to Franklin Street, from Lafayette to Monroe Streets in Santa Clara. Not to mention, the reopening of Franklin Street, after 55 years of being closed, it really is so exciting! 🎊
In the 1960's, Urban Renewal removed 8 full blocks of businesses and homes, and after 55 years, the people of Santa Clara want it back.
We are hoping you would consider joining our group, to enjoy our great historical stories and photos of Santa Clara Downtown and quad area @ https://m.facebook.com/groups/669697299850510/
Spreading the news to all, regarding what will be happening in the near future of 2022. If interested in learning more, please join us.
(Photo of Rendering Drawing #2)
Published: 17.03.2019 to 17:25:09
Legendary Locals of Santa Clara
Fr. Walter E. Schmidt and the Wutzit Club
Pictured is Father Walter E. Schmidt, director of the Wutzit Club, chatting with members of the Wutzit Club. Father Schmidt is also seen chatting with Frank Sinatra, who volunteered on several occasions to assist with fundraising efforts.
When World War II was focused upon the nation, (which required that fathers go to war and that mother's head for the factories and canneries to spend long hours satisfying the needs of the war efforts), the younger members of the families were required to fend for themselves. Fortunately, for Santa Clara, there were members of the community that recognized the potential problems associated with kids having nothing to do. They located a vacant store building in the downtown area and open it doors as a youth center. For a short time, members of the community operated it until it legendary Jesuit priest from the University of Santa Clara chanced onto the scene. He too saw the potential problem of young people having nothing to do, so he agreed to take over the center. His name was Fr. Walter E Schmidt. Although it was originally seen as a temporary endeavor, Fr. Schmidt would serve the community as its director up to a short time before his death in 1988. As a result of his influence, rather than the children of the war finding themselves in trouble, they were molded instead into future leaders of the community. The City of Santa Clara Youth Activity Center was named the Walter E Schmidt Youth Activity Center in his honor. Father Schmitz influence was one of the ultimate reasons for the successful growth of the city. Pictured are the first and second buildings used for the Wutzit Club. (All, courtesy of Raymond Gamma)k
Published: 17.03.2019 to 16:29:09
Genova Delicatessen, Franklin Street 1966, last days of business. 💞 Urban Renewal 😞
Thank you David Gonzales for the photo of the Genova Deli next door to the Santa Clara Theatre. Priceless photo's to cherish.
Published: 17.03.2019 to 16:27:06
The Santa Clara Theatre and Genova Deli, with the smoke shop on the other side. I was little when I chaperoned my sister's, lol. Some of the best times for me. The theatre raffle ticket drawing at intermission with really great prizes was the most exciting! 1960.
Published: 17.03.2019 to 16:25:04
SANTA CLARA CREAMERY. Franklin St. Santa Clara. 1950's.
In those days, if you had from 10 to 25 cents in your pocket, the Santa Clara creameries were a wonderful place to spend your money. Where can you get that kind of bargain these days? Perhaps it was the competition of so many excellent soda fountains, the valley was blessed with the best.
Published: 17.03.2019 to 16:23:31
Toledo's Market, next door to our old City Hall was a great place to shop in our old downtown.
Published: 17.03.2019 to 16:20:41
Historical old 1956 map of the old quad and surrounding neighborhoods. Do you see your street and where you live or lived?
Published: 17.03.2019 to 14:34:50
Before (1900's) and now.
Lincoln & Homestead. Santa Clara.
Courtesy of Tom Zizzo