Patterson's Past
by PI Staff
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25 years ago — Oct. 29, 1987

The Oxford Energy Co. of New York will host a ceremony Nov. 10 to mark the opening of its new tire incineration plant in the hills northwest of Westley.

For a period of 43 hours, Patterson residents in the north end of town were advised not to drink city water. A pipe problem creating stagnant water was found and fixed.

50 years ago — Oct. 25, 1962

The Patterson 20-30 Club will host free shows for youngsters at the Del Puerto Theatre on Halloween.

A record 229 entries were received last week in the Irrigator’s football contest.

Charles Gustafson brought home another championship with his FFA steer, taking the top honor in Oakdale’s Junior Livestock Show and Auction. Philip Alves and Alan Scheuber each showed second-place steers.

Patterson High homecoming queen candidates are Jaci Relvas, Laurie Harrison and Patti Looney.

75 years ago — Oct. 29, 1937

The Chamber of Commerce will fund improved Christmas decorations for the downtown area.

Patterson’s downtown electroliers were turned back on this week, restoring lighting after being off for several years for economic reasons.

100 years ago — Oct. 24, 1912

The chief geographer with the United States Geological Survey visited Patterson on Monday, meeting with town founder T.W. Patterson. Robert Bradford Marshall feels that this community’s growth in the past two years has been amazing. His wife was Miss Crow before her marriage, and the couple owns about 7,000 acres of farmland adjoining the Patterson colony.

A female physician, Miss Dagmar Petersen, M.D., has opened an office here in the Krasnoe building over the millinery store.

J.H. Evans, who will soon start up a telephone company here, moved to Patterson this week with his wife and young daughter. He expects to begin hiring and will start setting poles next week. The company’s new building is not yet finished.

— Irrigator archives

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