Twice-Told Tales: Sewer rebellion 100 years ago
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2002

The annual Brighter Christmas jail generated $15,800 in “bail” paid to release “prisoners,” reported Gene Birk, chairman.

Christine Palmer of Tracy, president of the “R” Oakland Raiders Booster Club, is promoting a more family-oriented environment at Raider games.

The Tracy Raiders varsity youth football team blanked the South Stockton Vikings, 25-0, to win the “Super Bowl.”

While Tracy’s crime rate has dropped, there has been an increase in shoplifting and theft, according to police records.

Services have been conducted for E. Thomas Graham, 75, a retired Tracy-area farmer who had lived here for 52 years.

Public parking lots on Sixth Street will be reconstructed before work begins on the streetscape project in downtown Tracy.

Tracy police arrested two men after a traffic stop revealed evidence of a methamphetamine lab.

25 years ago — 1987

Tracy High’s rampaging football team has reached the finals of the Sac-Joaquin Division I football playoffs after downing Atwater, 21-7. The Bulldogs will face Yuba City in the finals at Sac State’s stadium.

The TEDCO biomass energy plant has received final approval from San Joaquin County Air Control District. The plant will be built north of the Owens-Illinois glass-container factory west of town.

Stan and Barbara Yeomans have sold their two Century 21 real estate offices to Jerry and Betty Buff.

Trustees of the Tracy Elementary School District have approved construction of a kindergarten-fifth grade school on the extension of Kavanagh Avenue in northwest Tracy. (The school became Melville S. Jacobson Elementary School.)

Members of the Northside Assembly of God have established a live nativity scene in front of the church on Holly Drive.

50 years ago — 1962

Opponents of the city’s sale of Harmon Park to Tracy Community Memorial Hospital are contacting the Harmon Foundation in New York City. The foundation has reversionary rights it would have to abandon for the sale to go through.

Southern Pacific officials have announced that a 315-foot microwave tower will be erected on railroad property near MacArthur Drive.

Paul Fiack’s 15 points paved the way for the Tracy High Bulldogs to defeat favored Manteca, 52-41, in Valley Oak League basketball action.

Members of Tracy Golf and Country Club are planning a New Year’s Eve party.

Dense fog has covered Tracy for five days straight, with no end in sight.

75 years ago — 1937

The City Council has authorized $1,083 to cover final costs of covering the West Side Irrigation District canal just south of Eaton Avenue.

Charles Clark has announced that the Terminal Grill at the corner of Sixth Street and Central Avenue has been expanded to add 40 more seats.

Dr. Tully Knowles, president of the College of the Pacific, spoke to members of the Tracy Lions Club in the Tracy Inn.

Complete Italian dinners are going for 50 cents to 75 cents at Lucille & Mary’s Place at 21 W. Third St.

100 years ago — 1912

Tracy’s Southern Pacific Depot is being enlarged to provide more room in the ladies’ waiting room.

After refusing to connect his home in Tracy to the city’s new sewer system, John Chrisman was arrested. He will be given time to make the connection to avoid a heavy fine.

A large stone mortar used by Yokuts Indians to grind corn north of town has been found by Adam Parker.

— Tracy Press archives
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December 27, 2012
Where is the original stone mortar? That's what we want to know. Come on, lets here some follow up!

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