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Photo: El Camino Real bell installed downtown

A crew installs a replica El Camino Real bell in the paseo between Sixth and Fifth streets in downtown Gilroy on Jan. 28. The...

Committee takes back time capsule

Gilroy’s 150th anniversary time capsule, which was unveiled Sept. 13, has been removed, after controversy arose over its artwork. Mayor Marie Blankley announced at the...

Time capsule causes division

A week after Gilroy’s 150th anniversary time capsule was unveiled, the city council chambers were filled with shouting audience members and a split number...

Gilroy unveils time capsule for 150th

Gilroy’s 150th anniversary celebration never came to be as planned, despite being months in the making. It was, as organizers describe it, “the best...

Gilroy Museum reopens with sesquicentennial exhibit

The Gilroy Museum was preparing to open its new exhibit celebrating Gilroy’s 150th anniversary when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and forced it to close...

Gilroy’s time capsule sealed

The Sesquicentennial Time Capsule, featuring items that represent 2020 in Gilroy, has been sealed and will stay shut until 2070. Gilroy artist Carol Peters, a...

Time capsule to be opened in 2070

Gilroy artist Carol Peters prepares to paint a time capsule in celebration of the city’s sesquicentennial. The capsule was recently built by Louis Hack,...

Year in Review 2020: An historical year for Gilroy

Gilroy’s sesquicentennial was one for the history books. But not in the way anyone had imagined going into 2020. A once-in-a-century pandemic transformed daily life...

Biography covers Gilroy’s namesake

Much of the life of Gilroy’s namesake is unknown to many people, said Phill Laursen of the Gilroy Historical Society. As the city’s sesquicentennial wraps...

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