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1965: Mantecas population tops 11,000
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100 years ago

April 2, 1915

Manteca and Ripon are now afforded the best auto bus service possible. The Tidewater opened up a two-hour service from Turner to Manteca and from Atlanta to Ripon. On Monday, two Ford buses started running between Stockton and Modesto, making two round trips daily. With the Smith Stage service and the pioneer Tatterton service of one trip daily, the people of this section are afforded unusual opportunities of travel at reasonable prices.


90 years ago

April 3, 1925

A special meeting of the Manteca Merchants’ Association has been called for next Wednesday evening. The closing of the local stores for a half-day next Friday afternoon, in observance of Good Friday will be one of the matters considered. Refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake will be served following the meeting in Greenberg’s Hall.


80 years ago

April 4, 1935

The only excitement which marked the local school election Friday was a write-in vote for high school trustee, but it failed to reach proportions large enough to defeat either of the candidates which had filed for the office. The candidates to fill the two positions on the high school board were T. E. Reynolds and E. C. Skinner. Reynolds was re-elected and Skinner was chosen to succeed George Murphy, who declined to seek re-election.


70 years ago

April 5, 1945

Two telegrams received this week contained news that two Manteca boys, reported as missing in action two months ago, are prisoners of war in Germany. First Lieutenant Ronald Piper, co-pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress, is a prisoner, as is Pvt. Andrew L. Andersen. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Andersen.


60 years ago

March 31, 1955

By a vote of approximately 4.5 to 1, the people of the Manteca Elementary School District Tuesday approved a $175,000 bond issue. The passage of the bond issue will give the school district approximately $300,000 in building funds. It is hoped that a complete school containing at least 16 classrooms can be built with this amount.


50 years ago

March 31, 1965

The city of Manteca’s growth seems to be continuing at a fairly normal rate, as figures from a special census released today show Manteca’s population to be 11,196. The figures were released by the State Department of Finance and showed a gain of 496 over last year’s figures.


40 years ago

April 2, 1975

Hundreds of children rushed off at the sound of the noon siren to hunt for 3,500 eggs at Lincoln Park Saturday. The eggs were donated by the Jaycees, who sponsored and officiated at the event.


30 years ago

April 2, 1985

An emergency measure to stop all building permits was unanimously approved Monday night in response to the state’s environmental concerns over operation of Manteca’s wastewater facility. Mayor Jack Snyder appointed Councilmen David Balsinger and Dick Cross to meet with developers next Wednesday. A public hearing will also be held on April 15.


20 years ago

April 4, 1995

Manteca youth who want to have a good time yet stay out of trouble are hoping the city will let them skate. Skateboarders and in-line skaters (some wearing their wheels) rolled out to City Hall in force Tuesday night to back Councilman Wayne Flores’ proposal that the city consider building a skate park.


10 years ago

April 2, 2005

The most precious commodity in Manteca these days is the ability to flush a toilet. The $47 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion won’t be completed until next year but already there are proposals to build homes that exceed the new capacity set aside for residential use by almost 50 percent.