Patterson's Past
by PI Staff
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25 years ago – November 10, 1988

Life-long Patterson resident Leo Halseth and newcomer Mike Petrie were, this week, elected to the City Council.

Mike Azevedo has again been elected president of the Apricot Fiesta’s Board of Directors.

Local Boy Scouts will be going door-to-door this weekend collecting cans of food, a national good turn project.

50 years ago – November 14, 1963

The City Council will contribute funding that will allow the Patterson branch library to remain open four nights a week, up from the current two.

Patterson’s elementary schools have been commended by a state nutritionist for the quality of their noon meals.

The Patterson Toastmasters Club will hold a charter and Ladies’ Night. Speakers will be club members Frankie Hicks and Dr. Vernon Goutiere.

Rodney Johnson of Patterson, now a junior at North Park College in Chicago, will be a member of the school’s 60-voice choir, and will perform concerts next spring in six states including California.

75 years ago – November 11, 1938

Westley’s elaborate resettlement project, the migratory labor camp constructed by the

Federal Security Administration, is now complete. Some six families have moved in.

Voters on the other side of the county spelled doom this week on a ballot initiative to construct a tuberculosis sanitarium far up Del Puerto Canyon. The Patterson Township favored the plan about 10-1.

Patterson reversed the state-wide trend and mostly favored Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election.

100 years ago – November 15

When the Patterson Grammar School opened in1911, it had an enrollment of 105 and only three teachers. The next year the count jumped to 200, and it presently stands at 240 with seven on the faculty. The high school, which opened this September, presently has an enrollment of 46 taught by three teachers.

The Crows Landing Chamber of Commerce has joined the push for construction of a road over Mt. Hamilton linking Patterson with San Jose.

The upcoming Presbyterian Church bazaar will feature a baby show for youngsters 3 and under.

-Irrigator Archives

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