Remember When: Support for the library
by TP staff
Jan 24, 2014 | 4941 views | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week’s Remember When mystery photo showed three people involved with the development of Tracy Public Library checking over stock certificates in August 1960: attorney Alfred Souza (from left), legal secretary Pat Selna and Mayor Bob Monagan.

The $100,000 in Bank of America stock was donated to the city of Tracy by the George and Marguerite Wadsworth Estate to finance construction of a library building in Lincoln Park. The gift covered a majority of the cost of constructing the library, originally named Wadsworth Memorial Library, in 1961.

In 1987, after the library was enlarged and remodeled, the name was changed to Tracy Public Library. The main meeting room was named the Wadsworth Room.

Souza was a law partner with George Wadsworth, longtime city attorney, and Selna was office manager of the law firm. Later in 1960, Monagan was elected to the California Assembly.

This week’s Remember When mystery photo shows a Tracy woman who was active in community affairs. Who is she and what positions did she hold?

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