Patterson's Past
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25 years ago – February 2, 1989

Patterson’s Neva Ravelli will soon be headed to Sacramento to participate in the “Big Spin” in California’s Lottery. She bought her ticket at Musson’s where she works as a weekend cashier.

Stanislaus County has taken over Patterson’s animal control services from the local police department.

The possibility of a joint-use air field at the Crows Landing Navy base just south of Patterson received a considerable amount of discussion at a city Planning Commission meeting last week.

The possibility, proposed by local resident John V. Azevedo, noted that 22 bases nationwide have such agreements.

50 years ago – January 30, 1964

Police Chief Alex Kosich is beginning a drive to crack down on loose dogs.

Ground will be broken Sunday for the new American Legion building on East Las Palmas Avenue.

The Rev. Arthur Olson will be installed Sunday as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. He comes here from Tucson, Ariz.

The county Grand Jury is recommending that Laird Park facilities be expanded and similar facilities in Del Puerto Canyon be closed.

75 years ago – January 27, 1939

Mary Perez has been elected president of the Patterson Business Girls’ Club.

Pens are being installed at the county camp in Del Puerto Canyon for the purpose of growing state game birds. Patterson teacher Karl Robinson is supervising the installation.

The West Stanislaus Bean Grows’ Association held its annual meeting in Westley. Plans for opening an office building were discussed at the meeting. The association is strengthening itself through reorganization.

100 years ago – January 31, 1914

A local club has been organized for the purpose of self-improvement of its members by studying literature and music. Also, women in the south end of the Colony will meet to form a social and educational society.

Garbage disposal being one of Patterson’s more serious problems, residents are encouraged to sign up for the service. The Patterson Ranch Co. will pay for pickup in the downtown area.

The county supervisor representing the West Side recently had a small wooden bridge over Salado Creek north of town removed and replaced with dirt over a culvert held in place by two concrete slabs. During heavy rains last week, heavy flooding was experienced in that area and the slabs had to be dynamited to release the water backing up and damaging crops and orchards.

— Irrigator Archives

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