Remember When: In place and time
by TP staff
Oct 04, 2012 | 3375 views | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This week's "mystery photo."
This week's "mystery photo."
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Last week's "mystery photo."
Last week's "mystery photo."
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This week’s Remember When “mystery photo,” top left, shows a view of the Hagstrom’s food store. Where was it, when was it built and what business now occupies that location?



Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo,” below left, shows that the fall 1978 election campaign got an early start in Tracy on June 30, when Norm Shumway, Republican candidate for the 14th Congressional District (right), and Roy Brock, Republican national chairman (center), came to town to plug for Shumway’s election. Here they chat with Tracy Realtor Bob Harris on a downtown sidewalk.

Shumway, a San Joaquin supervisor, bested six other primary candidates to become the GOP nominee opposing 11-term Rep. John McFall, D-Manteca. In the general election, Shumway defeated McFall, ending McFall’s 22-year career in Congress.

McFall, until then an easy winner, became vulnerable when the congressional district was reshaped to include more Republican voters in the Sierra foothills and when McFall was censured by the House Ethics Committee for accepting a campaign contribution from Korean businessman Tongsun Park and placing the money in his house account instead of the campaign fund.

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me-here
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October 09, 2012
Well, yes, that was Hagstroms grocery store and I shopped there every Saturday about 1954. Brownies's applicance store was next door...and now the Bank of America is there on 10th Street.

Janet Greenhow
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October 09, 2012
What with all th nostalgic citizens in town I'm surprised it still ain't a grocery store. Th down town area needs a grocery store so those neighbors don't have ta travel any appreciable distance ta do thair shopping. What a shame. Now it's Safeway, SaveMart or Rallies they gotta go to or some small convenience store or ethnic grocery store.

Yeah, this is a sour grapes comment regardin th hoopla over th old Tracy Ball Park.


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