Last week’s Remember When “Mystery Photo” shows the front of Ellwood Motors, the local Dodge-Plymouth dealership at 136 E. 11th St. The photo was taken about 1940. The dealership, renamed G.E. Thompson & Son, was later operated by George and John Thompson. Jim Dani and Bob Moehring identified the Thompsons as owners of the dealership in the 1940s.
• If you know the answer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 830-4234. TWICE-TOLD TALES 10 years ago — 2000
In rearranging its budget for 2000-01, the Tracy City Council granted itself a raise, boosting council salaries $40 per month to $440.
Services have been conducted for Lydia “Patricia” Garcia, 62, a Tracy resident for 43 years who had operated a hair salon.
The City Council has agreed to a contract with the Tracy Hills developer to give the project priority in securing 4,450 housing permits over 11 years. Plan C and South MacArthur residential-development plans, now being implemented, call for 6,500 residential units. 25 years ago — 1985
Misty Walls has been named valedictorian of Tracy High’s 366-member Class of 1985. Three co-salutatorians are Stephen Jayne, David Staas and Donald Conner.
At graduation ceremonies, Scott Haslam and Mary Silveira were named as winners of Efficiency Awards, given annually to graduates with the best records in academics and school activities.
The Wishing Well Chapter of the Children’s Home Society held its annual champagne social at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Kuldeep Sadhu. 50 years ago — 1960
Tracy Mayor Bob Monagan has won the Republican nomination for the state Assembly. Frank Hoyt and Ralph Breitenbucher of Lathrop are in a runoff for county supervisor.
The city planning commission has concluded Tracy needs a full-time planning director. Sharing a planning director with the city of Manteca has not worked out, commissioners reported.
Hazel’s old bordello on East Third Street will become the Neighborhood House, a Presbyterian Church mission, said the Rev. Roger Granados, director. 75 years ago — 1935
Spring runoff waters from the Sierra Nevada have flooded farmland at the junction of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers southeast of town.
Carrots and onions are being shipped from the Western Pacific station in Carbona.
Boris Karloff is starring in “Bride of Frankenstein” at the Grand Theatre. 100 years ago — 1910
The petition for the incorporation of the city of Tracy has been presented to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. A census will determine the proposed city’s population.
Trustees of the Tracy School District are considering construction of a new school to respond to increasing enrollment.
• Information in this column was drawn from the Tracy Press archives. For more Twice-Told Tales, visit www.tracypress.com.