MIAMI COUNTY — John and Joseph Patten, twins and lifetime residents of Miami County, are celebrating their 90th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 7.
They are well known for their years of float building for area parades and the ¾ scale cable car, building their first float in 1948 as high school students in Tipp City.
John celebrated 64 years of marriage to Billie (Wood) Patten before her death in October. Joseph was married to Ann (Norris) Patten 57 years before her death in 2014.
In 1991, Joseph retired from Spectra Physics and John retired from US Bank.
They now spend their days tinkering around the Patten Farm and building projects for their family.