Patterson's Past
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25 years ago — May 21, 1987

The Patterson Apricot Fiesta received a plug on Channel 10 when Fiesta President Nancy Azevedo, reigning Miss Apricot Sandi Heredia and Pat Maisetti were interviewed for the “Jean Lamont Show.”

The Legends of the American West will appear in authentic costume at the fiesta and will reenact the famous “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.”

Triplets were born Monday to Pattersonites Janelle and Jerry McGuire.

50 years ago — May 17, 1962

Patterson High will be bulging at the seams next fall, reports acting Superintendent Ted Jackson.

Fifty graduates this spring will be replaced by 120 incoming freshmen, probably raising the school’s enrollment to more than 400.

The annual beginning salary for a teacher in the Grayson School District will be $4,850 this coming year, up from $4,500.

About 200 Westley-area voters will be asked to approve low-cost federal housing for farm workers when they go to the polls June 5.

Officers and enlisted men will return this Friday to the Crows Landing Naval Auxiliary Landing Field to help commemorate the base’s 44th birthday.

75 years ago — May 21, 1937

A major battle is under way over placing a tuberculosis hospital on county land far up Del Puerto Canyon. The Modesto Bee opposes the idea, while the Patterson Chamber of Commerce strongly supports it, noting that important facts have been misrepresented.

The State Game Farm has shipped 80 young chick pheasants to the Patterson Fishermen’s Club for raising, then release in this area.

A federal farm labor camp in Westley has been approved.

Crows Landing has a new electric fire siren.

The last of the three Standard Oil pipelines running through this area is being removed.

100 years ago — May 16, 1912

The record for land sales in the Patterson area was set this past week. The largest sale was more than $59,000 for property on north Sycamore Avenue. The buyers were Arthur B. Long and W.E. Bush of Fresno.

By a 110-28 count, Patterson voters choose to keep this community “dry.” Modesto, Oakdale, Turlock and Crows Landing also favored alcohol prohibition, while Newman and Grayson voters went the other way, with majorities of 125 and 38, respectively.

Pool halls in Stanislaus County may no longer admit minors.

L.E. Eddleman’s confectionary store in the Leverton Building is now open.

The First Presbyterian Church choir Sunday evening will present the largest musical concert ever on the West Side, using a portion of the new organ, which has not yet been fully installed.

Frank Milner reported spotting a flying machine the other day at dusk.

— Irrigator archives

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