Patterson's Past
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
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25 years ago — March 24, 1988

Seventy-five new homes are proposed at the northern edge of Grayson.

Jennifer McNaughton has won the county spelling bee for the fifth consecutive year. The 15-year-old was the only student representing Patterson High School and won by spelling “fricassee.”

A community fundraiser will be Saturday for 14-year-old Angel Covarrubias, who suffered burns over 50 percent of his body. He remains in a hospital in Galveston, Texas, recovering from an accident at home that occurred more than three weeks ago.

50 years ago — March 28, 1963

Young Shirley Rapp of Crows Landing and Charles Portifo of Vernalis are running neck-and-neck in this newspaper’s subscription contest.

Five elementary students from Patterson have been selected to participate in the massed band at the county music festival. They are Cindy Truman, Linda Burch, Mary Medeiros, Danny Azevedo and David Santos.

Expect the Patterson High baseball team, which is loaded with talent, to do well this spring.

75 years ago — April 1, 1938

The state agrees with the local Chamber of Commerce that three signals are needed on railroad crossings of the highway between Patterson and Vernalis. However, funding is not yet available.

The American Legion post is studying a proposal to sponsor a youth organization offering “boys someplace to go after school.”

Flocks of chickens in the Patterson and Crows Landing areas are being attacked and killed by vicious swarms of gnats.

It is planned that Civilian Conservation Corps crews will soon construct 136 miles of fire roads in the West Side hills.

100 years ago — March 27, 1913

It was first thought that Patterson might not have speakers interested enough in participating in the new Library and Debating Club. But at last week’s meeting, the talks became long-winded and speakers were encouraged to sit down.

The local institute of the Women’s Christian Temperance Movement met and experienced a lively program in which several papers on temperance were presented.

A sidewalk will be poured in front of the downtown Del Puerto Club.

The Patterson Ranch Co. has installed automatic sprinklers for the lawn at the Hotel del Puerto and the H.L. Ward residence.

The first joint session of the combined Presbyterian and Methodist Sunday schools was held Sunday and officers were elected.

— Irrigator archives

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