Patterson's Past
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25 years ago — April 28, 1988

A tour of the tire incinerator plant northwest of Westley will soon take place, sponsored by Supervisor Sal Cannella, Patterson Mayor Wade Bingham and the Modesto Energy Plant, which that operates the facility.

It’s official. The new Kiwanis Club of Greater Patterson has received its charter. David Reid, director of professional services at Del Puerto Hospital, has been tapped as the club’s first president.

The deadline for entering the Miss Patterson pageant at the Apricot Fiesta has been extended, according to pageant chairman Sharon Craven. So far, six candidates have stepped forward.

50 years ago — May 2, 1963

An electrical fire early Friday morning destroyed a classroom at Grayson School, canceling classes for the day.

Dicky Gomes, 12, will perform a Russian Cossack dance routine this weekend in Oakland that will be taped for later viewing on television. He is the son the Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gomes.

Ed Hammon, assistant manager of the local Wells Fargo Bank branch, has been promoted to manager of the bank’s soon-to-open Williams branch.

Services have been conducted for longtime Patterson barber M.C. “Bud” Rogers, who died Sunday at age 64.

75 years ago — May 6, 1938

Transient pea pickers celebrating their first payday caused such a ruckus in Westley last weekend that Sheriff Grat Hogin sent over a deputy who will be stationed on the West Side for the remainder of the season. At the same time, Westley shipped 21 carloads of peas, tops in the United States.

The upcoming paving of Salado Avenue beyond the Catholic Church may be an invitation to speed on the roadway.

Newman is preparing to note its 50th birthday with a gigantic Golden Jubilee celebration later this month.

100 years ago — May 2, 1913

Another big grain ranch will soon be irrigated when a pumping plant is installed on the Frank Cox Ranch north of Patterson. Surveying work started Monday.

W.G. Grummet and his brother, who live in the hills about 12 miles west of Westley, have reported finding a man’s skeleton while working on their spring in Ingram Canyon.

A San Francisco firm was the low bidder on a contract to build an addition to the Patterson grammar school. It will include four large classrooms, an assembly hall, and space for teaching domestic science and manual training.

School trustees are also scheduling meetings with families in the north and south sections of the Colony to discuss the possibility of rural schools for elementary youngsters.

— Irrigator archives

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