The “Welcome to Patterson” party last Sunday in the downtown park drew a crowd of more than 800. Recognized as the newest resident in attendance was Betty Tavores, who had moved here from Fremont 18 hours before the event. The John McAllisters were a close second, having moved into their Sycamore Avenue home the previous day.
Scott Schaa, who has lived in Patterson only a year, is the new chairman of the city’s Beautification Committee.
Roger and Barbara Coelho of Olive Avenue grow pumpkins — lots of them. They invite kids to their pumpkin patch, where they sell their specialty for $1.50 each.
50 years ago — Oct. 4, 1962
Football coaches Fred Stone and Stan Beasley were thrown into the swimming pool by their players after a rout of Ione 54-0 on Friday night. The Tigers have outscored their first three opponents 79-0.
Plans for a bowling alley in Patterson are dying but not yet dead, according to Tom Lawson, who along with Charles Correa is promoting the plan. He said loan paperwork is being done.
75 years ago — Oct. 8, 1937
Restoration of Patterson’s downtown electroliers, the community’s first lighting system, has been ordered by the City Council. They were turned off several years ago because of the Great Depression.
The Chamber of Commerce will host a forum dinner to discuss Patterson’s acute housing shortage.
Fine salmon fishing in the San Joaquin River has been noted recently.
John Azevedo has applied for a liquor license for his business, Las Palmas Inn.
100 years ago — Oct. 2, 1912
O.M. Welch has taken a five-year lease on space in the Petaluma Realty Co.’s building on Del Puerto Avenue and will soon open a new grocery store under the name Economy Grocery.
The Farmers’ Association met and received cost estimates from J.H. Evans, who will soon begin operation of the Evans Telephone Co. here. The farm group may put in its own lines.
About 50 members of the Presbytery of San Joaquin will hold their fall meeting here Oct. 15.
— Irrigator archives