Headlines through the years
By JULIE CHURCH
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Work on causeway will get under way
CLEARWATER -- Preliminary work toward the construction of the proposed causeway and bridge spanning Old Tampa Bay north of the Gandy Bridge is expected to be started today on the return of B.T. Davis, a financial backer of the project, from Cuba.
The new causeway will open up a short route between Tampa and the gulf beaches of Clearwater. It will extend from the eastern terminus of Spruce Street in Tampa to the western terminus of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater.
July 1, 1960
Green light given to islands' developers
DUNEDIN -- Circuit Judge Jack F. White yesterday dismissed a taxpayers' suit against the Caladesi-Honeymoon Islands fill in Dunedin. The action gives Curlew Properties Inc. the green light to proceed in developing the offshore islands and to fill 3,531 acres of submerged land deeded to it by the state's Internal Improvement Fund.
In their suit, plaintiffs Eugene Thomas and Emil Linder had sought to invalidate a contract between the city of Dunedin and Curlew Properties, alleging that the contract was a development scheme for the sole benefit of the developer.
White dismissed the suit because it failed to show facts proving the contract was designed primarily to benefit the developer. He also ruled that the plaintiffs had failed to show how they would be injured as taxpayers by the contract.
July 4, 1916
Plans to participate in fair on docket
CLEARWATER -- Plans for Pinellas County's part in the South Florida State Fair is one of the important questions which will come up today at the quarterly meeting of the County Board of Trade in Clearwater. The success of the fair and Pinellas County's connection with it last year stimulates the desire to start early with plans this year.
The matter of raising money with which to finance the county exhibits is one of the important topics to be discussed.
Before the general meeting this morning, the agricultural survey committee will meet in Clearwater to discuss matters connected with the move to procure a county demonstrator and prepare a report or recommendation to be made at the general meeting.
July 12, 1946
Tarpon country club changes hands
TARPON SPRINGS -- At a special session yesterday, the City Commission approved transfer of the five-year lease on the municipally owned golf course from Paul Saunders to S. Drossner and J.T. Skelly of Philadelphia.
If everything is satisfactory, Drossner said in the coming year they will move the clubhouse across the road, eliminating the hazard of golfers crossing U.S. 19 to the links.
They also plan to build a new restaurant and to erect 150 cottages along the north side of the ninth fairway.
"In short, we plan something to give the avid golfer a real golf vacation where he will live right next to the course and have everything he needs and wants close at hand."
-- Julie Church compiles the history column. She can be reached at (727) 445-4229.
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