Patterson's Past
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25 years ago – March 1, 1989

Del Puerto Hospital Nursing Director Betty Carlson has announced she will retired next September. She has worked as a registered nurse either full or part-time for the past 42 years.

Federal irrigation water cuts to 11 area districts that serve local farms will amount to some 50 percent.

The Gould Medical Foundation has proposed operating a medical facility here that would be constructed on property purchased from Del Puerto Hospital. City government must first approve the plan.

50 years ago – February 27, 1964

With county residents on the West Side about to change to a county-wide house numbering system, the city of Patterson is still undecided. If the change were to be made, houses on north-south streets would have five-digit numbers. A large and vocal crowd attended Tuesday’s City Council meeting to express pro and con opinions.

A new two-story office building is presently under construction at Patterson Frozen Foods.

Patti Looney has been named sweetheart of the Patterson High FFA chapter.

75 years ago – February 24, 1939

An 83-year-old ex-convict has been sentenced to life in prison for stealing chickens from the C.T. Jennings place. He previously has served time in San Quentin.

The Rev. Joseph Porto will be installed pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church this Sunday.

Patterson High won a playoff in B division basketball and will face East Side winner Hilmar here this Friday.

100 years ago – February 28, 1914

Last week’s storm dumped 4.61 inches of rain here, bring the total for the season to a very high 16.57.

A dance will be held tonight at Leverton Hall, sponsored by the newly-organized Nabob Dancing Club formed mostly by members of the younger set.

Tony Oak, a prime French-Canadian stallion, will be available for stud throughout the 1914 season at the Hansen Ranch four miles west of town.

— by Ron Swift, museum curator

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