Nearly 24 years before the founding of the town of Patterson — in 1886, to be exact — a business that is now Patterson Warehouse opened. Thus it is Patterson’s oldest.
Dozens of families are moving into their new homes in the Country Air subdivision on the city’s east side.
The City Council hopes to hire an interim city manager by mid-December. Henry Hessling recently left the position for employment in Delano.
50 years ago — Nov. 30, 1961
Local furniture dealer Leon Harris purchased the Shimmon Building and would soon move into that location.
The City Council will consider allowing a pistol range for police officers on the sewer plant grounds.
Merlin Thorkelson and John Nunes Jr. will head the March of Dimes drive in the Patterson area.
Bruce Thomason will activate his local ambulance service Dec. 10, upon arrival of a new vehicle. The old ambulance was recently involved in an accident.
Despite many complaints about television, the use of it at the Grayson School will be continued.
Dave Tyler and Leland Thorkelson have been named second team all-league in football.
75 years ago — Dec. 4, 1936
The Patterson area and El Solyo Ranch near Vernalis swept the statewide competition in dried peaches sponsored by the Dried Fruit Association of California. El Solyo won the sweepstakes competition for the best fruit in the state.
Members of the newly formed Bean Growers Association have decided to make theirs a permanent organization, according to manager F.E. McConnell.
A record low for Dec. 1 was recorded early Tuesday, the mercury dropping to 25. It has been below 30 every day this past week.
Armijo claimed the Central California football title last Friday, besting Patterson 18-0 in a game played on the local field.
Porter’s Tent Show is back in town for the week ahead.
100 years ago — Nov. 30, 1911
The Patterson Irrigated Farms Association is now an official organization, representing many farmers in the area. Walter Brown was elected the first president.
The Kerr & Selbach hardware store will be enlarged because of the recent increase in business.
Patterson youngsters are planning a Christmas cantata, and $112 has been raised by public subscription for a holiday tree. The big community party will be held at the new grammar school.
The Payne Investment Co., selling land here for Patterson Irrigated Farms, this week brought a large excursion of potential buyers to Patterson from the Midwestern states.
Dr. A.M. Field has set up a medical practice in his North Third Street home.
The Patterson Water Co. is laying new mains in the south part of town.
— Irrigator archives