Today’s Remember When “mystery photo” shows a highway intersection near Tracy in 1924, when auto transportation was just getting started. Where was the photo taken?
Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed Tracyites getting reading to celebrate the Fourth of July in 1975. Left to right: Miss Tracy Cori Hamilton, Mayor Vern Hanson and Dick Towse, vice president of Tracy Chamber of Commerce. The 1975 celebration was centered at Tracy Municipal Airport, where a pancake breakfast, air show and fireworks were held. Julie Curran-Mattos and George Bogetti identified some of those in the photo.
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10 years ago — 2001
Rita Ng of Tracy has ended her yearlong reign as Miss California. The 2000 graduate of Stanford will enroll in the UC San Francisco School of Medicine.
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital has announced plans for a $21 million hospital expansion and modernization project, which includes larger emergency and obstetrics areas.
Claude Finn has become warden at Deuel Vocational Institution. He had been serving as acting warden since October 1999.
Hot weather continues to hit the Tracy area. The thermometer has reached 108 degrees.
Services have been held for Richard Costa, 67, operator of Costa’s Automotive.
25 years ago — 1986
Richard O. “Dick” Hastie has been sworn in as Tracy’s first directly elected mayor. Incumbents Clyde Bland and Dorothy Zanussi are beginning new four-year terms on the City Council.
City officials are considering the southwest corner of 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road for a community park.
Noeme Rock from Brazil and Antonia Salvador from Portugal are among the new U.S. citizens sworn in over the Fourth of July weekend.
Tossing “cow chips” was a new game that intrigued Tracyites during the Fourth of July celebration in Lincoln Park.
Frank Gonzalves of Tracy earned top honors for his 1951 Super Eight Olds convertible at the Oldsmobile Club of America car show in Santa Clara.
Services have been held for Antonio “Tony” Souza, 76, retired cattle rancher, meat-market operator and wholesale meat dealer.
50 years ago — 1961
Pilot Jerry Quarton of Oakdale crashed his biplane doing aerial stunts at Tracy Municipal Airport during the Fourth of July airshow. He was seriously injured.
The site of the turn-of-the-century boomtown of Carnegie is now marked by a monument dedicated recently. Clay from the Tesla mine was used to produce bricks and terra cotta items at Carnegie.
A fire of undetermined origin caused major damage to the Grant Line Cafe in Banta. June 1961 ended with eight days at 100 degrees or hotter.
Emory Boughton, a Tracy photographer for 20 years, has died. He was 79.
Hill’s Sporting Goods defeated Banta Signal Oil, 4-2, in an old-timers softball game at Tracy Ballpark.
75 years ago — 1936
More than 10,000 acres of hillside grassland burned in a four-day fire south of Tracy.
Pharmacist Paul Doolittle is opening his new store at the corner of Seventh Street and Central Avenue (where the Great Plate parking lot is).
John Hurley, varsity football coach at Tracy High for the past three years, has resigned to become freshman football coach at his alma mater, Washington State University. (Army Maj. John Hurley was killed in action in Italy during World War II.)
100 years ago — 1911
The Tracy Board of Health wagon is making the rounds collecting garbage and rubbish.
A recall of three members of the Board of Trustees (City Council) has been canceled by the West Side Improvement Club.
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