Inventory of the Portraits of the Past Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Haig, Phyllis
Title: Portraits of the Past Collection
Date (inclusive): 1969-1973
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: The Portraits of the Past Collection contains clippings of articles written by Joann Leach Larkey and published in the Davis Enterprise from 1969-1973 as a supplement to the book Davisville '68: the History and Heritage of the City of Davis, Yolo County, California (1968). Topics covered include: early Davis and University history, Davis pioneer families, landmarks, and community life through the years.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-510
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

History

The book, Davisville '68: the History and Heritage of the City of Davis, Yolo County, California, was published in 1968 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Davisville in 1868. As supplement to the book, Joann Leach Larkey wrote a series of articles, Portraits of the Past, which were published in the Davis Enterprise from 1969-1973 as a supplement to the book.

Scope and Content

The collection contains clippings of articles written by Joann Leach Larkey and published in the Davis Enterprise from 1969-1973 as a supplement to the book Davisville '68: the History and Heritage of the City of Davis, Yolo County, California (1968), also by Larkey. Topics covered include: early Davis and University history, Davis pioneer families, landmarks, and community life through the years.
The clippings, which were collected by Phyllis Haig, have been photocopied for preservation reasons.

Arrangement of the Collection

The clippings are arranged chronologically by the date that they were published in the Davis Enterprise.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Larkey, Joann Leach
Davis (Calif.)--History
Yolo County (Calif.)--History
Davis Enterprise
Haig, Phyllis.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David Haig in 2009.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employees Jane Oh and Linda Trach.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Portraits of the Past Collection, D-510, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1

Index to articles undated

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Untitled 1969 December 4

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Davisville's Pioneer Businessmen 1969 December 11

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Boom-Town Business in Davisville 1969 December 18

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Christmas Time in Davisville, 1898 1969 December 24

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The Social Scene 1970 January 2

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Off-Hours in Davisville 1970 January 8

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Davisville and the Iron House 1970 January 15

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Community Pride and Civic Improvement 1970 January 22

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School Days 1970 January 29

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Beautification and the Women's Improvement Club 1970 February 5

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Floods 1970 February 12

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The Davis Ranch 1970 February 19

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A Trail-Blazing Pioneer 1970 February 27

Scope and Content Note

Article about Joseph Ballinger Chiles
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The Isaac Chiles Family 1970 March 5

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Judge Isaac Davis (1797-1869) 1970 March 12

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Davisville's Namesake 1970 March 19

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Easter 1970 March 26

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Picnictime 1970 April 2

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Untitled article about Yolo Lodge #169: Independent Order of Odd Fellows 1970 April 9

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The First Picnic Day 1970 April 16

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Remnants of Our Natural Environment 1970 April 23

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Davisville's First Bank Building 1970 April 30

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Demise of the Davisville Advertiser 1970 May 7

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Cemetery Records: A Missing Link in Local History 1970 May 14

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Cemetery Records, Part II 1970 May 21

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Untitled article about the history of the Davis Cemetery 1970 May 28

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Historical Landmarks of the Davis Area 1970 June 4

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Founding of the Davis Library 1970 June 25

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Untitled, Fourth of July Kiddie Parade 1970 July 2

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Historical Notes on the Fourth of July 1970 July 9

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The Davis Concert Band of 1912-1917 1970 July 16

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The Davis Band Goes to War 1970 July 23

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Gardening for a Cause 1970 July 30

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Bridges of History 1970 August 6

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Water for Davis 1970 August 13

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Come to the Fair 1970 August 20

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Progress and Pageantry 1970 August 27

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Beautiful Downtown Davis 1970 September 2

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Back to School 1970 September 10

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A Grizzly Tale of 1852 1970 September 17

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A Grizzly Tale of 1852, Part Two 1970 September 24

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The William W. Montgomery Ranch 1970 October 1

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Montgomery Farm - Noted Home of Race Horses 1970 October 8

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The "General" of Putah Township 1970 October 15

Scope and Content Note

Article about William Harrison Marden.
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The William H. Marden Family 1970 October 22

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US Patents for Military Bounty Lands 1970 October 29

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The Brown-Miner Home, A Local Landmark 1970 November 5

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The "Lige" Brown Family 1970 November 12

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The General Store - Anderson and Rogers 1970 November 19

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Untitled 1970 November 26

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Davisville's First Businessman 1970 December 3

Scope and Content Note

Article about William Dresbach
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William Dresbach - The Wheat King 1970 December 10

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A 49er's California Honeymoon 1970 December 17

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Christmas Joy 1970 December 24

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New Years and the Davisville Enterprise 1970 December 31

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New Enterprises for Davisville 1971 January 7

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Untitled 1971 January 14

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Founding of Davisville Chamber of Commerce 1971 January 21

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Encore, Encore - The Hometown Entertainment 1971 January 28

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Untitled 1971 February 4

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Davisville Fire Map 1891 1971 February 11

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Northeast Davisville, 1891 1971 February 18

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Community Improvement, Then and Now 1971 February 25

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Untitled artcle about the First Railroad Depot 1971 March 4

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"A" is for Almonds 1971 March 11

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T.G. Schmeiser & Co. 1971 March 18

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More Than 100 Years of Memories 1971 March 25

Scope and Content Note

Article about Betty J. Guthrie
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Memoirs of Betty Judd Guthrie, Part II 1971 April 1

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The Country Wedding 1971 April 8

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Bygone School Board Elections 1971 April 15

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Historical Notes on the Fairfield School 1971 April 22

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The Community Opera House - Past and Present 1971 April 29

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Davisville's Pioneer Postmasters 1971 May 6

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Why Davisville dropped the "Ville" 1971 May 13

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Untitled 1971 May 20

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Roadways of History 1971 May 27

Scope and Content Note

Article about the Avenue of Trees.
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The H.M. LaRue Family 1971 June 3

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Arlington Farm 1971 June 10

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Landmarks of Rancho Los Putos 1971 June 17

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The Jerome C. Davis Arboretum, 1858 1971 July 1

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Real Estate Speculation, A Century Ago 1971 July 8

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Livestock: Big Business for Pioneers 1971 July 15

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The "Big Ranch" 1971 July 22

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Artifacts of History 1971 July 29

Scope and Content Note

Article about the Chiles Silver Pitcher.
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Landmarks of the University State Farm 1971 August 5

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Building Program on the University Farm (1907-1920) 1971 August 12

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Jerome Davis the Conqueror 1971 August 19

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Dateline Sacramento City. 1854 1971 August 26

Scope and Content Note

Article about Isaac Skinner Chiles.
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A Word Portrait of Davis, circa 1915 1971 September 2

Scope and Content Note

Article about George W. Pierce, Jr.
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Primitive Opinions to Positive Action 1971 September 9

Scope and Content Note

Article about George W. Pierce, Jr.
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Water Rights for the University Farm 1971 September 16

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Benefactors of the University Farm 1971 September 23

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DeWitt C. Rice, A Founder of Davisville 1971 September 30

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The Suburbs of Davis, circa 1908 1971 October 7

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The Hext Bros. Ranch 1971 October 14

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The Plant- Beckett - Delwiche Home 1971 October 28

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Albert June Plant 1971 November 4

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The Hometown Family Physician 1971 November 11

Scope and Content Note

Article about Dr. Walter E. Bates.
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The LaRues of Arlington Farm 1971 November 18

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The Changing Scene, as Viewed from Arlington Farm 1971 November 25

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Otis B. Wilber of the State Farm Committee 1971 December 2

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The Plainfield District 1971 December 9

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The Railroad Depot: A Davisville Landmark 1971 December 16

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Christmas at the Schoolhouse 1971 December 23

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Floods in the Past 1971 December 30

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Hazards of Winter Travel 1972 January 6

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Nationwide Recognition of a "Davis Idea" 1972 January 13

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Honors for Community Service 1972 January 20

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Davis' Interest in School Financing Goes Back 100 Years 1972 January 27

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Real Estate and Realities 1972 February 3

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Davis Patriots on the Homefront 1972 February 10

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Temperance, the Railroad and the Local Press 1972 February 17

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The Saga of Pioneer Skiing 1972 March 2

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Snow Storms in Davis 1972 March 9

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The General Plan, Then, Now, and Forever 1972 March 16

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The First Mayors of Davis 1972 March 23

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Spicy Speeches for Community Improvement 1972 March 30

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How Community Services Inc. Pepped Up Davis 1972 April 6

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Remembrance of the First Picnic at the University Farm 1972 April 13

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The University Farm Gym: A Moment to Student Activists, circa 1915 1972 April 20

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Town, Gown and Farm: A Cooperative Spirit for Community Improvement 1972 April 27

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Outside Capital Eased Davis Housing Problems in 1913 1972 May 4

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Regents Adopt a Building Plan for the University Farm 1972 May 11

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A Concrete Plan of Progress for the Little Town 1972 May 18

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Hopkins Plan for Davis Community's Future 1972 May 25

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City Planning to the Forum Once Again 1972 June 1

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National Waterways - Remnants of the Historic Past 1972 June 8

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Willow Slough: A Remarkable Stream 1972 June 15

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Suburban Development in the 1920's 1972 June 22

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A History of Hometown Fourth of July Celebrations 1972 June 29

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University House - A Landmark of the Past 1972 July 6

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The City Hall Question 1972 July 13

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A City Plan to Fit the Pocketbook 1972 July 20

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"Remember" - It's the Same Old Song 1972 July 27

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Recollections of a Planning Commissioner of 1925-1937 1972 August 3

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Bicycles and Good Roads 1972 August 24

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Grand Opening of the University Farm, 1906 1972 August 31

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A Plan for the First City Park 1972 September 7

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The College Park Residence Addition 1972 September 14

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The Davis Homestead, 1850-1972 1972 September 28

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The First Wedding in Davis Country 1972 October 5

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Wings Over Davisville 1972 October 12

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Deeds Tell the Story 1972 October 20

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A Night Out at the Movies 1972 October 26

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The Bullard Residence: A Casualty of Davis Development 1972 November 2

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The Anderson Bank Building 1972 November 9

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A Salute to a School of the Past 1972 November 17

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Improvement of the School Grounds 1972 November 24

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Headlines of Today & Yesteryear 1972 November 30

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The Changing Face of G Street, Davis 1972 December 7

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Davisville Saloons and the Three Mile Limit 1972 December 15

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Davisville's Pioneer Methodist Church 1972 December 21

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Devlin Park: Picturesque Entrance to Davis and the University 1973 January 4

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Planning Criteria: The Underpass and its Environs 1973 January 11

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The Eternal Triangle: Designs on the Davis General Plan 1973 January 19

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The Boy Scout Cabin: A Community Action Project 1973 January 25

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A Word Picture of Davis in 1926, on the Eve of the First General Plan's Adoption 1973 February 8

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The Boy Scout Cabin: Part Two 1973 February 22

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The Yolo Causeway 1973 March 8

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Who are These Oldtimers? 1973 April 25

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A Well for the Bowers Addition to Davisville 1973 May 10

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Original clippings 1969-1973