Even though we had almost everything we needed in the Stockton neighborhood, my best friend, Robert Cunliffe, and I made occasional bike trips to other areas including Soverel Field. Since Soverel had a Korean War era jet fighter ( a Panther** jet) on its grounds, it was well worth the mile bike ride to play on it in the late 1950's. We had no problems with the Soverel kids, but I'm told that the kids there started getting defensive about "their" jet in later years when non-neighborhood kids showed up.
Photos and newspaper article above are on Google News and listed as from a 1958 edition of The Modesto Bee but the word Parade is also at the bottom of the page, so might be Parade magazine.
Article below is from a 1959 Montreal newspaper article on Google news
*This information had to appear as a quote to give me the opportunity to have the word "cynosure" in the blog.
**Panther was that model's nickname; officially, it was a blue Grumman