Patterson's Past
by PI Staff
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25 years ago — Nov. 19, 1987

Sharon Grischott and her Appaloosa, Tuffareno Red Man, have been performing as a part of a statewide project trying to preserve American Indian horse breeds.

Julie Gomes has won a BMX bicycle for selling 450 candy bars in a fundraiser for the Recreation Department’s youth activities program. The project raised $3,100.

Leslie Scoles, Lynsey Hensen and Heidi Reichmuth reigned as the Redskins’ junior midget sweethearts.

50 years ago — Nov. 15, 1962

Construction work on the section of the new California Aqueduct in the Patterson area will soon begin.

A funeral service will take place Friday for Wilbur W. Zacharias, a West Side native and member of the pioneer Zacharias family. He was 78.

Betti Reis has the lead role when the high school Drama Club presents “The Little Dog Laughed.”

In a drastic move to stay alive, the Patterson Merchants Association has cut its annual dues from $24 to $6. The organization, which owns the downtown Christmas decorations, has decided not to stand the cost of repairing them this year. The chamber of commerce and the city have also passed on the expense.

75 years ago — Nov. 19, 1937

Renovation of the interior of Sacred Heart Catholic Church is under way in preparation for the upcoming visit of His Excellency Archbishop John J. Mitty of San Francisco.

Shipments of celery have been going out regularly by rail.

Mrs. Ray Morgan scored her second hole-in-one, this time on the Turlock course. Her first was on the Patterson links near the river.

Brentwood fell 14-6 to the Patterson High gridders as the winners scored all their points in the first five minutes on a blocked punt recovered by Tony Azevedo and a pass caught by Carl Frunz.

100 years ago — Nov. 14, 1912

Local residents will discuss the formation of a Women’s Improvement Club during a Saturday meeting.

A three-day institute for Patterson farmers, sponsored by the Patterson Farmers’ Association, drew a sizable turnout in the Leverton Building. Experts from the Agricultural College of the University of California presented numerous seminars.

The vice president of the National Realty Association, William Saunders of Chicago, visited Patterson early this week. He lauded the young community and said he saw nothing but prosperity for it in the years ahead.

— Irrigator archives

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