Patterson's Past
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25 years ago – May 25, 1989

The city is considering additional traffic control at the intersection of Sperry and Del Puerto avenues. Presently only a flashing red light stops traffic on Del Puerto.

The Del Puerto Hospital Foundation’s annual dinner and auction raised nearly $30,000, bringing the foundation’s endowment to about $125,000.

Strategic and historic aircrafts will be on display today at the Crows Landing Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, which is noting its 45th anniversary.

50 years ago – May 21, 1964

Three new teachers have been hired in the Patterson Unified School District, but 10 more are still needed.

Edmundo Chavez has been elected president of next year’s senior class at Patterson High. John Cox will be his vice president.

Patterson Elementary School’s 56-member band has again taken top honors at the Armed Forces Day parade at Castle Air Force base where they competed against 12 other bands. Jean Howard is the band director.

75 years ago – May 19, 1937

A record of 60 graduates will receive their high school diplomas in the graduation ceremony on June 2. They include a posthumous award to the late Keith Disbrow who died earlier that year. The previous record was 54 graduates in 1934.

Over 200 Pattersonites boarded a special train Saturday to enjoy West Side Day at the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco.

Patterson High will host a county swim meet Saturday in Halley Memorial Pool.

100 years ago – May 23, 1914

The committee selected by the Patterson Cemetery Association to solicit pledges for a local cemetery is getting back to work after some delays.

The community has been without a brass band for some time after the previous band folded. Interest is being generated again.

A meeting of the Dry Federation was held in the Church of the Brethren. Committees were appointed for an upcoming vote on the issue.

The director of the music department at the University of California will meet with local high school and elementary officials next week. She will be promoting the establishment of a school music program here.

— Ron Swift, Museum Curator

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