Patterson’s Past
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
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25 years ago — Jan. 28, 1988

Another in-town fox, this one spotted by John V. Azevedo on North Sixth Street, is of an orange-yellow color, different from a gray fox that Cyndy Gomes recently saw in her front yard.

The Patterson High wrestling team improved its dual meet record to 11-2 with what Coach Mike Worley termed an “ugly” win over Mariposa. The mat men are 5-0 in league action.

Ray Murphy has been selected as worshipful master of the Patterson Masonic Lodge.

50 years ago — Jan. 31, 1963

Although a state proposal to erect a youth correctional facility in the Vernalis area has been withdrawn, a federal prison for women is being considered, the Irrigator has learned.

The 15th annual talent show sponsored by the Lions Club to benefit the March of Dimes will take place tonight. Merlin Thorkelson is the chairman and has 15 local acts on the program.

The city will begin its own garbage collection service this Friday, using rented equipment.

75 years ago — Feb. 4, 1938

The new Fink building on Del Puerto Avenue next to the Patterson Theatre will have tenants as of next week. Alice Munz will open a dress shop, and the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will open an office.

The new American Legion Hall on East Las Palmas Avenue was dedicated Tuesday evening. C.R. Moore is the post commander.

A young Berkeley attorney driving to San Diego failed to make the West Side Highway curve next to the Ford garage and was killed early last Friday morning when his car crashed into the park and he was ejected.

100 years ago — Jan. 30, 1913

All directors of the Bank of Patterson were re-elected at the bank’s annual meeting in its new building. T.W. Patterson will continue as president.

The West Side Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Patterson also has new officers and reports risks of $69,000 in force.

Irrigator Publisher Elwyn Hoffman has been re-elected secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, with his salary of $2.50 a month to continue. The chamber continues to work on plans for a bridge across the San Joaquin River east of Patterson.

The Methodist Episcopal Church here has decided to incorporate.

— Irrigator archives

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