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The Big Four freight and ticket office in Patterson was repainted in October, 1892. It had been needed for some time. During the same time, telegraph poles were being put up along the Big Four route getting all wiring to one side of the road.

John Murray, Big Four section foreman was engaged in unloading spikes in kegs from a car at Patterson when he fell cutting his eye badly. It was feared that he would lose the use of the eye.

On Wednesday, 24 Apr 1940, the Big Four Ry. depot at Patterson became an empty building. The furniture, records, etc. were removed to the building at McVitty earlier completed. Agent Cockrell was then to operat from that location. The new building was located opposite the plant of the Herzog Lime and Stone Co. so the "Big Four could better handle their car-load shipments."

A Big Four brakeman named _ Decker suffered a broken arm on July 15, 1909 while working on a switch at Patterson.