Patterson’s Past
by PI Staff
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25 years ago — Nov. 12, 1987

The City Council has shown interest in purchasing 40 acres of farmland on Ward Avenue for the development of a community park. Councilman Tom Klein is strongly pushing the plan.

Boy Scout Michael Smith will receive his Eagle badge in a Sunday ceremony.

Marla von Moos, manager of Westside Bank, has been elected president of the chamber of commerce.

50 years ago — Nov. 8, 1962

Valley Tractor Co., Patterson’s newest business, will have a grand opening this afternoon in its spanking new building on Highway 33.

Members of the California Scholastic Federation at Patterson High received their pins this week. Local President Mike Mahaffey handed out pins to seniors Corliss Bessey, Dolores Chavez, Bernadine Costa, Sidney Johnson, John Kinnear, and Cheryl Pedroni; juniors Kenneth Almquist, Clarice Foiada, Tom French, May Fukuhara, Dale Johnson, Patricia Looney, Linda Lucas, Manuel Medeiros, Mark Pepple, Susan Satterberg and Wayne Schroeder; and sophomores Nancy Arambel, Edmundo Chavez, John Cox, Troy Hale, John Pepple and Joyce Yamamoto.

Local voters followed the statewide trend when they went to the polls Tuesday, favoring Gov. Edmund Brown 370-350 over Richard Nixon.

The new Sacred Heart Catholic School, which opened in September, will have a three-day open house this coming weekend.

75 years ago — Nov. 12, 1937

The City Council has asked police Chief Carl Busengdal to begin ticketing motorists who double park on downtown streets and those who park in alleys. It was noted that the practice is out of hand.

Patterson Boy Scout Wallace Long, formerly a member of the Newman troop, was awarded the Eagle badge in a joint ceremony of the two troops.

Oil drilling in the hills west of Crows Landing has been discontinued by the Texaco Co.

100 years ago — Nov. 7, 1912

Patterson is in great need of rental homes, and the Norton-Everett Lumber Co. plans to help fill that need. The local company will construct three homes costing about $1,500 each.

G.A. Mertes of Berkeley, formerly associated with plant wizard Luther Burbank, will establish a nursery and experimental farm here, it was announced this week.

The upcoming Firemen’s Ball on Nov. 16 may well be the event of the year. It will be held in the new Welty Hotel building now nearing completion on South Third Street.

— Irrigator archives

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