Today’s Remember When “mystery photo” shows a ceremony under way outside a new public building in 1917. What was the building, and what is its use today?
Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed the first set of Tracy Raider cheerleaders in 1971. Left to right: Beverly Harris, Esther Garcia, Sherry Holloway, Dana Barnes, Annette Santos and Shelley Spencer.
Annette Santos was the first to identify all of the cheerleaders. Also identifying at least some were Sandra Spencer, Julie Curran-Mattos, Letitia Bonilla, Carolyn Arnaudo and Joey Juarez. In their first season of competition, the Tracy Raiders reached the regional finals but lost the final game in Oroville. Photo provided by Esther Garcia Kelly.
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TWICE-TOLD TALES 10 years ago — 2000
Homes sales in Tracy continue to accelerate along with prices. Median home prices in Tracy have climbed from $227,000 in May to $235,000 in June. The number of homes sold totaled 107 in May and 128 in June.
Two members of the Tracy Regional Alliance for a Quality Community (TRAQC) are running for municipal offices. Irene Sundburg is a candidate for mayor, and Kelly Henneman is in the race for City Council.
Jennifer Carter of Tracy, a sophomore at Princeton University, is a delegate to the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. 25 years ago — 1985
Tracyites celebrated the 75th birthday of the city’s incorporation by signing copies of the incorporation papers at the refurbished Town Hall and Jail.
Don Bisbee is the new president of the Tracy Exchange Club, and Margie Clemons heads the Exchangettes.
Robert E. “Bob” Hoffman, 66, a longtime H.J. Heinz Co. executive, has retired, ending 39½ years with the food firm. Hoffman served as production manager, plant manager and national manager of tomato paste.
Dr. Thomas O’Neil has assumed the ophthalmology practice of Drs. James Tysinger and Robert Grossrode at 303 W. Eaton Ave.
Four Tracy Angels players have been selected for the Mexican-American Baseball League all-star game — Bobby Edwards, Kenny Perez, Gary Reeve and Louie Contreras. Mi Ranchito Saints in the game are Billy Rabb, Rich Stevenson and Leonard Guillen. 50 years ago — 1960
Sheriff Carlos Sousa, who has headed the sheriff’s department since 1947, has died while attending 4-H Club camp at Lake Tahoe. He was 56.
George Sawyer, secretary-manager of the Tracy District Chamber of Commerce for seven years, is joining the California State Chamber Commerce staff in Sacramento.
Tracy Elementary School District trustees
are worried by the appearance of “Lake West Park” in a low-lying area of the playground at the new West Park School.
Three players on the Tracy Junior Legion baseball team will play with the Manuel Roxas team in the district finals. Tracy players are Vic Alkire, second base; Ron Duncan, shortstop; and Gary Edwards, third base. 75 years ago — 1935
The Holly Sugar Corp. factory is launching its fall “campaign,” with many of the beets arriving at the plant on barges docked in Sugar Cut.
Mayor Fred Herzog has been fined $1 for parking his car overnight, exceeding the 2 a.m. deadline.
J.A. “Mick” Ratekin, a Holly Sugar supervisor, is the new commander of James McDermott Post, American Legion. 100 years ago — 1910
W.P. Friedrich, publisher of the Tracy Press, has urged the new chief of the volunteer fire department to get into communication with several cities the size of Tracy and ascertain their system of fire protection.
The Tracy Tailor Shop is offering tailor-made suits at prices beginning at $13.50.
• Information in this column was drawn from Tracy Press archives.