Patterson's Past
by PI Staff
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25 years ago — Nov. 5, 1987

All incumbent candidates for the local school board swept to re-election Tuesday. They include Carolyn Walker, David Santos, Charles Lindner and Carolyn Caporgno.

Patterson High’s volleyball team finished second in league play but staged a dramatic comeback Tuesday night to gain a berth in the playoffs. The Tigers lost the first two sets against Hilmar but won the final three, including the last one 16-14, to garner the victory.

Crissy Correia was crowned this year’s homecoming queen at Patterson High.

50 years ago — Nov. 1, 1962

Pat Looney is this year’s PHS homecoming queen.

Local teacher Alfred Harrison is the new cubmaster of Pack 81.

Local support is mounting for a nine-hole, pitch-and-putt golf course at the newly developed Laird Park near Grayson. Warren Cottrell, the president of the Patterson Golf and Country Club, is leading the campaign.

75 years ago — Nov. 5, 1937

After standing idle for a number of years, the brick buildings formerly housing Standard Oil Co.’s Emerald Station pumping plant at the southern edge of the city will be converted into a garage business. Preston & Cabral, Chrysler-Plymouth dealers in Newman, have leased the buildings from owner Lynam and Gervasoni.

Patterson is about to have a locker plant for cold storage. William Rush will open the facility next week on East Las Palmas Avenue.

100 years ago — Oct. 31, 1912

Rural mail delivery begins this week in the Patterson area. Postmaster F.S. Harrison has appointed J.A. Craig as the temporary carrier.

J.M. Kerr has been elected president of the Patterson Cemetery Association, the group promoting development of a local cemetery.

A petition for the formation of a high school district here is being circulated.

Three plans are being pushed — a cross-county railway from Modesto to Newman, a bridge across the San Joaquin River east of Patterson, and formation of a Patterson Humane Society.

— Irrigator archives

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