Patterson's Past July 25
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
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25 years ago – July 21, 1988

The possibility of establishing a farmers’ market in downtown Patterson is being considered by the Chamber of Commerce.

The City Council has asked local residents to voluntarily conserve water, noting that required restriction could be implemented should drought conditions continue.

Stanislaus County has joined the city of Patterson in allocating money for an Army Corps of Engineers study of the Salado Creek flooding problem.

50 years ago – July 25, 1963

Three Patterson High gridders will see prep action for the final time Aug. 10 when the Elks Valley All-Star game will be played in Lodi. Rick Germolus, Roy Hall and Bob Vizzolini will be on the south squad. Fred Stone, in his first year at the helm of the 8-1 Tigers last fall, will serve as one of the two coaches for the south.

Phil Breasher, son of the Jim Breashers of Patterson, is serving in the Navy aboard the USS Gregory, a destroyer.

Beverly Frunz has been selected queen of the local Babe Ruth baseball team.

Carolyn Messer and Evelyn Vargas each rolled a 180 this week to lead the Patterson Trios bowling league.

75 years ago – July 22, 1938

Patterson’s sixth annual Horse thief Bend celebration last weekend drew a large crowd, and fun returned to the American Legion-sponsored festivities which had paled in the economic downturn.

A special bond election to construct an 800-seat auditorium on the Patterson High grounds will be held Aug. 2. Approval by the voters would put the project in line to receive federal funding.

The 20-30 Club plans to sponsor the fingerprinting of all who are interested.

100 years ago – July 26, 1913

The Chamber of Commerce is reporting success with its current membership drive. For the first time, farmers are being encouraged to join the organization in the belief they have much at stake in the growing community of Patterson.

The first cantaloupes to be shipped from the Patterson area went out last week. They were grown by W.D. Lynam.

H.L. Ward, former superintendent of the Patterson Ranch Co., has left the community and hopes to go into mining east of Sanger. The engineer laid out the original town site of Patterson and did much work on subdividing the colony.

New auto license fees will go into effect in California next Jan. 1. Vehicles under 20 horsepower will pay $5 a year and those over 50 horse power, $25.

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