Patterson’s Past
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
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25 years ago – June 9, 1988

Crowned the first Miss Patterson at last weekend’s Apricot Fiesta was 17-year-old Sarah Maring. Her sister Christen wore the crown in 1977 when the title was Miss Apricot. They are the daughters of Ed and Mimi Maring. The temperatures on Saturday made it the coolest fiesta ever.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce will tour Stanislaus County’s new co-generation plant this Thursday.

Stacey Rowan and Sammy Rodriguez have been named valedictorian salutatorian respectfully of this year’s Patterson High senior class.

50 years ago – June 13, 1963

Patterson’s post office will receive first class status as of July 1, the only post office in this area that will be advancing in classification.

Patterson’s famed boat racer Ernie Rose has reclaimed a world record he set six years ago only to have it eclipsed last summer. Driving Lil’ Bee at the Modesto Reservoir, Rose averaged 64.071 miles per hour over the 5-mile, 3-lap course. He also again qualified for the Nationals in the B runabout class, to be held at the Yosemite Reservoir near Merced.

Eighth grade graduates Linda Torrison and Tosh Yamamoto received this year’s American Legion citizenship awards. Receiving the same honors at the Grayson graduation were Luisa Perez and Daniel Perez, Jr.

Patterson High valedictorian Laurie Harrison and salutatorian Michael Mahaffey also received the top Bank of American awards in liberal arts and mathematics, respectively.

75 years ago – June 17, 1938

The local 20-30 Club, to be headed by Leo Verschelden the next six months, has constructed a new facility at the Halley Memorial Pool for community barbecues and picnics.

A night parade will be held next month at the sixth annual Horsethief Bend celebration.

A project that included oiling of all city streets receiving much traffic has been completed at a cost of about $3000.

100 years ago – June 14, 1913

Despite the lack of a downtown bandstand, the 10-member Patterson Concert Band has received rave notices after its Saturday night concerts, the last one from the steps of the post office.

Agricultural expect J.H. Barber left by buckboard Monday for his home in Livermore and is not slated to return to Patterson until fall. He has been advising many local farmers.

The carcass of a dead horse was found the other day on a North Third Street lot. Deputy Constable Morehouse investigated, and then asked the Chamber of Commerce to handle the burial. That august panel demurred, and as Constable Newsome and Supervisor Clary of Newman were in town, they were asked to take on the task. Neither felt it was their responsibility. So the Patterson Ranch Co. buried the carcass at the river, with Morehouse officiating.

—Irrigator archives
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