Patterson's Past
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25 years ago — Feb. 4, 1988

The city has approved construction by Sierra-Pacific Refrigeration Co. of a $5.5 million cold-storage warehouse next to Patterson Frozen Foods.

The Patterson High boys basketball team eked out a double-overtime win in Ripon in what Coach David Klein termed “a season-saver.”

Coach Mike Worley’s wrestlers did it again. The matmen won their sixth consecutive league title on Saturday.

50 years ago — Feb. 7, 1963

Mark Pepple, a junior at Patterson High, has been selected as an American Field Service exchange student and will spend a year in Argentina.

A young Vallejo railroad enthusiast, Dan Ranger, is seeking local information about the narrow-gauge Patterson & Western Railroad that ran up Del Puerto Canyon before 1920.

Six high school students earned straight A’s during the second quarter. They are Tom French, a junior, sophomores Edmundo Chavez and Joyce Yamamoto, and freshmen Frank Azevedo, Bill Harrison and John Perez.

75 years ago — Feb. 11, 1938

A southeaster of near gale intensity tore through the valley for three hours Wednesday morning, crippling public utilities and causing extensive damage. It also killed two people residing in Ceres and Ripon. Here, utility poles went down like matchsticks, the city water system failed, barns went down and the roof of the high school gym was damaged. About a dozen eucalyptus trees on Las Palmas Avenue were uprooted. Schools were dismissed at noon Wednesday and stayed closed Thursday.

The Patterson Sea Scouts have received a Ford engine for their captain’s gig, donated by Modesto auto firm Patchett and Wight.

100 years ago — Feb. 6, 1913

The Patterson Baptist Church became officially recognized this week and starts with a congregation numbering 41.

The electorate of the newly formed Patterson Union High School District will select five trustees in a public vote on Feb. 15.

The first service in the new Norwegian Lutheran Church will take place this Sunday, Feb. 9. It is hoped that windows will be installed by that time. The Young Peoples’ Society of the church has purchased pews formerly used in the Memorial Chapel at Stanford University. The chapel was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, but the pews were salvaged.

R.C. Spooner, who comes here from the Riverside area, is the Patterson Water Co.’s new irrigation water distribution official. The company has opened offices in the Plaza Mercantile building.

— Irrigator archives

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