Patterson's Past
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25 years ago – July 28, 1988

AFS student Lucie Field has returned from a year in Austria.

Ground has been broke at El Circulo and Del Puerto Avenue for a new building to house Round Table Pizza.

The redecorated Apricot Fiesta float is turning heads throughout the valley after a $4,000 upgrading.

The former Del Puerto Theatre is being transformed into space that will house Pizza Plus, which will soon open under the ownership of two young people associated with the movie industry in Hollywood.

50 years ago – August 2, 1963

Plans for a youth correctional facility at the site for a former military air base near Vernalis have been dropped by the state. Instead, the federal will sell the 654 acres, broken down into four parcels.

Patterson Canning Co. owner Hal Jahn has announced the sale of his business to Tillie Lewis Foods, Inc., headquartered in Stockton.

A 16-year-old from Chile will live here this coming school year. Juan Ferrada Canete will stay with the Lawrence Walther family under the AFS program.

75 years ago – July 29, 1938

Publisher and Mrs. R.C. Fleharty will take their first vacation since he assumed ownership of the Irrigator 19 years ago. They even failed to take a honeymoon after their wedding. The Flehartys will travel back east by rail to pick up a new car to drive home. Coincidentally, Bob and Dorothy Harrison will be on the same train and will also pick up a new auto.

Local voters will decide next Tuesday on a bond issue that would finance new buildings on the high school campus. The issue would be $55,000 in bonds, with the federal government contributing another $45,000.

U.S. Senator William McAdoo will give a short talk next Thursday in the Plaza Park on his way to the Don Petro Dam.

Skipper Al Bevis and his Sea Scouts last Sunday sailed their boat to Stockton where it will be dry-docked.

100 years ago – August 2, 1913

Motorcycles are claimed to be a dangerous Patterson road hazard these days. One hit the rear of a buggy Sunday evening as Erma Leedy and Alice Benson were headed home from church. They were not seriously injured nor was the horse, but the buggy was extensively damaged. The cyclist quickly drove away.

Two popular Patterson young people were wed last Monday evening in San Jose. Vada Kirk married Elmer Fink, and the couple returned to Patterson on Tuesday. She is the local librarian while her husband is employed at Kerr Hardware.

The Southern Pacific, in an effort to drum up businesses, is offered a round-trip train ticket from Patterson to San Francisco and back for $2.80. That’s the usual price of a one-way excursion.

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