Patterson's Past
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
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25 years ago — Oct. 22, 1987

The traditional homecoming bonfire at Patterson High may soon be a thing of the past. The local air pollution control district says it might be illegal.

Mayor Wade Bingham is livid about a drainage pond along the south side of East Las Palmas Avenue that is being excavated to serve a new subdivision. He termed it “an eyesore.”

The Patterson Police Department has hired its first female officer — Molly Balcom.

50 years ago — Oct. 18, 1962

Members of Patterson Masonic Lodge No. 488 will have a ceremony Saturday to lay a cornerstone for their new building.

Community Chest chairman George Klopping says the goal is to raise $7,500 to support Patterson’s nonprofit and youth organizations with the annual campaign.

Roy Hale has been elected president of the Las Palmas School student council.

The high school newspaper, Tiger Tales, has been revived, with new teacher Gerald Park serving as its adviser. Jaci Relvas has been named editor.

75 years ago — Oct. 22, 1937

WPA funding is being used to install two new tennis courts at the high school.

Covenant Church of California pastors from all over the state are in Patterson this week for a semiannual conference.

100 years ago — Oct. 17, 1912

In what this newspaper called an “epic” move, Dr. Stanbrough is opening an inspected milk and cream depot at his Ideal Farm Yards south of town. Only pasteurized milk will be taken to market.

A certificate of organization of the Patterson Cemetery District has been filed with the county clerk. Nine directors were chosen.

The new Patterson Theatre has been drawing good crowds, and a full house saw “Love’s Railroad” on Saturday night.

Presbyterian Pastor A.S. Mason, who recently began teaching classes at the church for high school students, has discontinued his endeavor at the insistence of members of his congregation, who felt he should devote all his time to religious work.

At the same time, it is announced that Patterson Night School has opened in the Leverton Building on North Third Street. Lloyd Meisner has about 10 students learning shorthand, bookkeeping, spelling, business penmanship and letter writing.

Frank Steel has announced that his Jersey bull will no longer be available for service, as he desires to use the animal on his own farm.

— Irrigator archives

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