Today’s Remember When “mystery photo” shows a local school administrator overlooking construction on a new campus in Tracy in June 1992. Who was the administrator, and what was the school?
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Twice Told Tales10 years ago — 1999
The 13th annual California Dry Bean Festival drew large crowds as unseasonably mild early August weather prevailed. Paula Marsh, festival coordinator, estimated the two-day turnout was close to 50,000.
A new master plan for Tracy Municipal Airport is in its final stages of preparation and will soon be sent to the Tracy Airport Commission for consideration.
Manuel Costa, former athletic director and football coach at Tracy High School, has accepted a job as an assistant coach at Modesto Junior College.
Services have been conducted for Ruben Santiago Jr., 53, retired manager of the Mi Ranchito tortilla factory.
Construction has been started on the Grant Line Station shopping center at the corner of Corral Hollow and Grant Line roads. A Rite Aid drug-variety story is the center’s anchor.
25 years ago — 1984
The San Joaquin County Fair opened its 12-day run at the Stockton fairgrounds. Winning grand-champion honors in FFA judging were Kristin Souza’s hog and Mary Anastasio’s steer.
Norm Einolf, operator of Norm’s Pizza in the McKinley Village shopping center, was honored on his 63rd birthday by the many community groups with which he has sponsored fundraising “pizza nights.”
Monica Hawkins of Tracy plays one of the leading roles in the countywide Summer Youth Theater’s production of “The King and I” at Lincoln Park.
Tracyites flooded the Payless drug-variety store in the Westgate Center to snap up 500 Cabbage Patch dolls selling at $29.99 each.
Mike Repetto of Tracy played briefly as center and long-snapper for the Oakland Raiders in their 12-10 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
50 years ago — 1959
G. Clayton “Clay” Wilkinson has been named city attorney following the resignation of George Wadsworth after 26 years with the city. Wilkinson will earn $4,500 annually for the part-time position.
Marie Klugow, sixth-grade teacher at Central School, has been named principal of North School.
Deputy Constable “Corky” Canale fired shotgun and pistol shots to apprehend two men trying to break into Raspo’s Store in Banta. Canale lives nearby.
Ground has been broken to begin construction of the Tracy Bowl at the corner of East Street and Grant Line Road. Mayor Henry Buthmann and partner Armor Steele of Stockton wielded the ceremonial shovels.
75 years ago — 1934
C.E. Stewart, president of Union Safe Deposit Bank in Stockton, has threatened to sue the city of Tracy for failure to make payments on municipal bonds held by the bank.
The El Solyo Ranch near Vernalis is a busy place, with peaches and grapes being harvested and shipped.
An oil-exploration firm has started drilling for oil or natural gas in Corral Hollow Canyon.
100 years ago — 1909
A number of Tracyites have called for the closing of The Mendota on the Southside, claiming it is “a bawdy house” that sells liquor on Sunday.
A 27-year-old Tracy man has died from typhoid fever.
Waddle and Guerra are building a two-story building on Front Street (Sixth Street) that will have a livery stable on the ground floor and living quarters above.
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