Patterson's Past
by PI Staff
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25 years ago – October 20, 1988

Candidates for Homecoming queen at Patterson High are Wendy Washburn, April Terrero and Mary Betancourt.

Jerry Lo began this week as Patterson’s full-time engineer.

The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a candidates’ night Monday evening, with Mark Kuhn serving as the moderator. Candidates are Leo Halseth, Mike Petrie, James Burke and James Madnick. Halseth, a life-long Patterson resident, is an incumbent and the other three have all moved here in the last 10 years. Mayor Wade Bingham is running unopposed.

The local Patte-Kake chapter is marking its 30th anniversary.

50 years ago – October 24, 1963

Patterson’s population has been pegged at 2,750 by the California Department of Finance. This figure will be used for calculating the city’s tax rebates from the state.

The unification of the Patterson area’s four school districts into one was approved this week by local voters. The count was 317-166 with only the Rising Sun District objecting to the change by a 7-34 vote count.

The top prize money in the Irrigator’s weekly football contest was paid for the first time in 11 years. Tex Pace earned the bucks by predicting the winners of all contest games played last weekend.

Patterson’s Frankie Hicks won first place in the Toastmasters area speaking contest held in Turlock. He moves on to Fresno to compete for the Northern California title.

75 years ago – October 21, 1938

The 20-30 Club will hold a Halloween party for all children under the age of 10.

Civic leaders are rallying to push a proposal to build a county-operated tuberculosis sanatorium in Del Puerto Canyon. County voters will make a decision early next month at the ballot box.

Several hundred turned out for a large political rally Tuesday evening at El Solyo Ranch.

Local Sea Scouts enjoyed a dance held Saturday night at the Vernalis home of Johnny Crinklaw.

The Patterson Wheelers held a potluck and heard club advisor Edna Keechler talk about bike safety, including not riding on sidewalks.

100 years ago – October 25, 1913

Another effort is underway to form an Odd Fellows Lodge here in Patterson. A meeting has been called for next Monday evening in the Edwards Hall on South Third Street.

The Methodist Church has reported good turnouts at its evening tent services this past week on Del Puerto Avenue next to the Home Bakery.

C.M. Hatfield, known as The Rainmaker, is reading to start work in the Newman area. He is to be paid $3000 by grain farmers if 10 inches of rain falls between Nov. 1 and April 1. He will soon be erecting towers and other apparatus.

A school bell has been installed and put to use at the grammar school.

W.H. Hurd and two Merced friends spent the opening day of the duck season in the Gustine area and came home with 63 birds.

-Irrigator Archives

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