Patterson's Past
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25 years ago – March 30, 1989

The issue of Patterson’s growth has remained a hot topic. This week the Patterson Irrigator ran a full page of letters-to-the-editor on the subject.

Del Puerto Hospital’s annual Health Fair is scheduled for this Saturday.

The Patterson Old-timers baseball team lost its first outing to a good Santa Clara team, but hopes to break into the win column this Sunday in Benicia.

50 years ago – March 26, 1964

The new Star Tank and Boat Co. facility in Patterson will soon begin production of its Starcraft line of boats.

Dr. J.H. Holtzman of Crows Landing won the sweepstakes trophy at the Camellia Show in Modesto, receiving 20 blue ribbons.

Joyce Yamamoto has been selected to represent Patterson High at Girls’ State.

Western Construction Co. is the low bidder on the California Aqueduct project to build the canal from Del Puerto Canyon Road to Orestimba Creek near Newman.

75 years ago – March 24, 1939

Patterson’s seventh annual Horsethief Bend celebration will be held in July, with the Fishermen’s Club joining the American Legion as a co-sponsor.

W.W. Cox has been sworn in as a member of the 1939 county grand jury.

A below normal snow pack has local farmers worried.

Spinach was selling this week at four pounds for nine cents at Klein’s Cash Market.

100 years ago – March 28, 1914

No major changes will be made in the operation of the Patterson Ranch Co. following the recent death of company President T.W. Patterson. His cousin, W.W. Patterson, has been named executor of his estate.

The Patterson High boys and girls basketball teams played their first ever basketball games last weekend, with both posting victories over Gustine in the outdoor contests. Those scores were 29-11 and 7-4 respectively. The boys’ roster included Justice Christopherson, Orlando Olson, Joe Solomon, Sig Lokka and Solomon Meisner.

Playing for the girls were Kathleen Spooner, Bessie Lear, Maxine Bowman, Clara Wilson, Juanita Malone and Sarah Lear.

Over 20 young people at the Federated Church have formed the Young Peoples’ Society of Christian Endeavor.

The Swedish Free Church is now holding Sunday services in Edwards Hall. Andrew A. Anderson is the pastor.

— Ron Swift, museum curator

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