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1949: Manteca now has 4,200 residents

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POSTED October 18, 2009 2:21 a.m.
90 years ago
October 17, 1919
Engineer E. M. Jeffries reported at the regular meeting of the city trustees held Monday evening that the big job of laying the main sewer was practically finished. There was but a day or two of work of filling to be done.

80 years ago
October 17, 1929
Articles of incorporation were read, discussed and adopted at a special meeting of Hope McFall Post No. 249, American Legion last Thursday night. A letter with a donation of $250 toward the proposed memorial hall was read from Lucky McFall, brother of Hope McFall, for whom the post was recently named.

70 years ago
October 12, 1939
Representatives of several local organizations met in the Council Chambers in the City Hall Thursday night and formed an association whose object will be to improve the service of the local library in the matter of longer hours, a wider variety of reading material and more suitable quarters. The lead was taken by Mrs. Frank Jessee and Mrs. Rae L. Wilson.

60 years ago
October 13, 1949
Using the customary figure of 3.5 persons for each of Manteca’s approximately 1,200 living units, this city now has a population of 4,200, it is shown in a preliminary summary and land use survey of this city just completed by Howard Bissell, consultant for the City Planning Commission. The survey shows that the total city area comprises 601 acres.

50 years ago
October 15, 1959
With the 1959 Manteca Ambulance Membership Drive slated for November, Drive Chairman Sylvia Farley is working closely with the local service clubs in an effort to promote a successful drive. The main reason for the drive is to keep an ambulance in Manteca.

40 years ago
October 15, 1969
City councilmen are eyeing the possibility of going to the people during next April’s municipal election to ask approval of upwards of $1,400,000 in revenue bonds to build a new sewer treatment plant and major sewage trunk line. Councilman Robert Behrens said that his “concern” is for voter approval first before spending large sums of money for engineering.

30 years ago
October 12, 1979
The Fifth Annual Manteca Pumpkin Festival will begin its four-day run at 5 p.m. tomorrow on North Main Street with all the traditional events such as pumpkin rolling, pie eating, seed spitting, pumpkin carving and a recipe contest slated. The pumpkin extravaganza will also include arts and crafts booths, entertainment, a recreational vehicle show, a car show, carnival booths, rides and food booths.

20 years ago
October 18, 1989
Manteca residents were among those throughout Northern California responding Tuesday night to an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale. Ironically, October has been designated in the state as Earthquake Preparedness Month. Manteca city officials and personnel reported no major damage to utilities or city structures. “Everything is really great, actually,” said public works director Michael Brinton.

10 years ago
October 20, 1999
The rough ride may be over. Mayor Carlon Perry Monday night announced Union Pacific has informed city officials repairs on the  Yosemite Avenue crossing will take place November 1-2 and at the Center Street crossing November 8-9. The uneven asphalt pavement along the tracks will be replaced with concrete similar to crossings at Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road.
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