Patterson’s Past
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jan 24, 2013 | 1441 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
25 years ago — Jan. 28, 1988

J. and Pat Wells have purchased S&S Auto Supply and Tire Service and have given the business two new names: West Valley Auto & Supply and Patterson Auto Care.

Students at Grayson School are publishing a new newspaper, the Grayson Grizzly.

Mikie Phillips had the fastest car in last weekend’s Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.

Charles Lindner IV has returned from Australia, where he participated in the Boy Scout World Jamboree. He is believed to be the first Scout from Patterson to attend the world event, held every four years.

50 years ago — Jan. 24, 1963

Stanislaus County has received a flooding report that may nix a proposal for a nine-hole golf course at the new Laird Park along the San Joaquin River.

The Chamber of Commerce claimed 27 new members in the past three months.

An objection by local administrators to Patterson High being assigned to the Southern League next fall has been denied. The Tigers will consider playing an independent schedule in football and participating in the SL in other sports.

75 years ago — Jan. 28, 1938

El Solyo Ranch Manager Roy M. Pike assailed government agricultural policies when speaking to a group of 125 at a local banquet of the Patterson Farm Center.

Geraldine Wood, daughter of the W.H. Woods of Patterson, is the new vice president of the student body at Stockton College of Commerce.

A traveling exhibit of canaries will be on display next week at Patterson Variety.

Wong Sing, proprietor of the Klean Kafe, has installed potato chip equipment.

Chattin Campbell is president and Freda Hansen vice president of the Patterson Wheelers, a junior bicycle club. Teacher Edna Keechler is the club’s adviser. She is also captain of the Girl Scout program here.

100 years ago — Jan. 23, 1913

A $35,000 bond issue for the expansion of the elementary school passed 130-25. Voters will return to the polls this Friday to decide whether to form a high school district.

School trustees heard a parent complaint this week. The wagon carrying students apparently dropped off a 6-year-old about three miles from his home for disciplinary reasons. The father has filed a legal complaint against the wagon driver.

The Del Puerto Club on South Third Street will be sold or will close by Feb. 1, proprietor V.E. Browne has announced.

— Irrigator archives

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