Twice-Told Tales: Mountain House gets first homebuyers
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

The first prospective buyers of homes in Mountain House have taken a look at model homes.

Altamont Raceway Park has been opened for the 2003 season. The opening race was an SLR Late Model Tour 100-lap Wild West Shootout.

Members of Tracy Community Theatre are making plans to present an original play by Tracy resident Evelyn Tolbert, titled “Tracy, Our Town, USA.” It tells Tracy’s history on the town’s 125th anniversary.

As the war in Iraq heats up, a group of residents is gathering items for packages to be sent to troops in the war zone.

Tracy police Lt. Mike Maciel was “principal for a day” at Villalovoz Elementary School.

Jean Haley Harper, a Tracy native who has become a United Airlines pilot, spoke at the annual Tracy Women’s Forum.



25 years ago — 1988

Tracy High School teachers and board members are deadlocked in their negotiations for a new contract.

Michele Nunes of Tracy is ready to make her public singing debut by performing the national anthem for the San Francisco Giants.

Wayne Duckworth, owner of Duck’s Pool Hall, has banned youths under 21 years of age after noisy teenagers disrupted play.

Tracy High graduate Janine Bonin has established a new high-jump record of 5 feet, 7 inches at San Joaquin Delta College.

Paula Stokes is working out of her Tracy home as the only secretary for a Modesto advertising agency. She predicts working at home will become a trend.

Save Mart Stores of Modesto has leased the McKinley Village shopping center at Tracy Boulevard and Grant Line Road from the Navarra family and plans to expand its store in the center.



50 years ago — 1963

The Tracy City Council has selected a site in Wainwright Village for Tracy’s proposed Army National Guard armory. (The armory never materialized.)

Tracy haberdasher Milton Alvarez has received the DeMolay Legion of Honor for his long service as adviser to the local Masonic young men’s organization.

Gerry Pope, Alvin Correia and Dennis Pate are covering the outfield for the Tracy High baseball team.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for September on the new McKinley Village shopping center at McKinley Avenue (now Tracy Boulevard) and Grant Line Road. Alex Spanos of Stockton is developing the center with Tracy partners.



75 years ago — 1938

Floodwaters from a break in a Paradise Cut levee continue to cover acres of land east of town, closing Highway 50 between Tracy and Stockton.

Harvesting of asparagus and peas has been delayed by a series of rainstorms that have hit the Tracy area.

Les Slocum defeated Ray Palmer in the heavyweight bout in the annual Boys Block T boxing matches at Tracy High School.

Boris Karloff and Marie Wilson are appearing in “Invisible Menace” at the Grand Theatre.



100 years ago — 1913

Farmers and land owners have met to make plans to promote the development of irrigation in the Tracy area.

Rain is still scarce around Tracy. Less than 4 inches of rain have fallen during the current season.

— Tracy Press archives
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