Patterson's Past
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25 years ago – December 8, 1988

Patterson’s City Hall, located on Del Puerto Avenue in a building owned by the Evans Telephone Co., will remain at that location for a least two more years. A new lease was signed, the rent going up to $1,380 a month. The police department has taken over the city building on Las Palmas Avenue.

Grayson resident Jess Eastwood has taken on a cause – cleaning up his community. Eastwood is chairman of the Grayson Community Services District.

The Patterson High wrestling team was a repeat winner of the mat tournament in Summerville, edging Manteca High — last year’s winner of the Valley Oak League.

50 years ago – December 5, 1963

Parents of high school students will receive a briefing on the new method of teaching math.

The Lions Club is in need of donated toys for its upcoming Christmas give-away, according to project chairman Merlin Thorkelson.

The new Friends of the Library organization is now pushing associate membership, which will be $5 a year.

A committee of Brice Draper, Vada Fink and Homer Johnson is getting bids for a new floor covering for the main level of the Carnegie building.

Free coffee and goodies will be offered tonight at Oneta’s Bakery during their Christmas Open House, sponsored by the Patterson Merchants Association.

75 years ago – December 2, 1938

A rash of home burglaries has local officials puzzled. Watches and jewelry have been taken.

To receive federal funding for the high school’s new auditorium, science and home economics buildings, construction must begin by Jan. 1. For that reason, bids will be opened Dec. 23. That gives the state a week to review the plans for fire and earthquake safety.

Patterson Boy Scouts participated in a large West Side court of honor in Newman. Eight Eagle Scout badges were awarded, including one to Olaf Raven of that community.

100 years ago – December 6, 1913

Trustees of the high school district have set Jan. 15 as the date of a $55,000 bond election that would fund a new high school building.

Hurb Sesna is removing the pool tables from his establishment and is replacing them with box ball and pinnette alleys. Both games are popular elsewhere.

The first basketball games to be played by Patterson High boys’ and girls’ teams are scheduled this afternoon on the grammar school grounds. Los Banos will provide the opposition.

Patterson rainfall this past month has totaled 3.20 inches.

Published in this issue of the Patterson Irrigator is a six-verse poem titled “Mary,” written by Publisher Elwyn Hoffman.

— Irrigator archives

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