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The School     People from the Past     1932 Yearbook     June 2000 Picnic     February 2003 Ad Hoc Reunion

August 2003 Breakfast     April 2005 Ad Hoc Reunion     June 2005 Picnic     September 2005 Breakfast

June 2007 Picnic     June 2008 Picnic     September 2009 Breakfast     June 2010 Picnic     September 2010 Breakfast

June 2011 Picnic     2012 June Picnic & Sept Breakfast     Class of 1957 50 year Reunion Photos

Class of 1957 2012 Reunion     Class of 1962 45 year Reunion Photos     Class of 1962 50 year Reunion Photo

June 2013 Picnic     September 2013 Breakfast     Centennial Plaque Dedication     June 2014 Picnic

August 2014 Breakfast     Centennial Celebration October 2014     1952 Class at Centennial     June 2015 Picnic

September 2015 Breakfast     June 2016 Picnic     September 2016 Breakfast     June 2017 Picnic

  
The School
   
MCHS Entry Way Northern steps and entry way MCHS, about 1955
MCHS Entry Way, 1950s Northern steps and entry way MCHS, about 1955
   
Exterior, Mariposa County High School, Thanksgiving 2001 The old school when it was new The Old High School
Exterior, Mariposa County High School, Thanksgiving 2001 The old school when it was new (This appears to be soon after construction- no landscaping yet) The Old High School (click here for more info)
   
Groundbreaking for the new high school, about 1935 Postcard, probably when school was new The stone bleachers where we sat for rallies and baseball games in the 1950s
Groundbreaking for the new high school, about 1935 (J.L. Spriggs is behind the kid holding the baritone) Postcard, probably when the school was new (courtesy Forrest Wass, '59) The stone bleachers where we sat for rallies and baseball games in the 1950s
   
PIcnic tables and lawn have replaced the old baseball diamond Desk built by a recent graduate to hold the Centennial Plaque Plaque dedicated by E Clampus Vitus in honor of the school's 100th year
PIcnic tables and lawn have replaced the old baseball diamond Desk built by a recent graduate to hold the Centennial Plaque Plaque dedicated by E Clampus Vitus in honor of the school's 100th year (click here for more information)
    
Entry way in 2014 Card commemorating MCHS Band appearance in Washington DC Note from band representative to Alumni Association
Entry way in 2014 Card commemorating MCHS Band appearance in Washington DC

Note from band representative to Alumni Association

  
People From the Past
   
Class of 1927 (about 1951): Bertha Outzen Schroeder, Faye Givens Dyer, Zeora Thomas Butterfield, Donald Givens, Ruth Outzen Womack Student Body about 1927
Class of 1927 (about 1951): Bertha Outzen Schroeder, Faye Givens Dyer, Zeora Thomas Butterfield, Donald Givens, Ruth Outzen Womack Student Body, presumably 1927; click here for a list of names, here for more information; here for an extra large view "The gang" - presumed to be from 1932 - a similar photo appears in the 1932 La Mariposa. Click here for partial identification; please help us identify the other people in the photo
   
Principal Cleo Adelsbach from 1954 La Mariposa yearbook Trent Williams, Mae Kleiman about 1982 Back: Cleo Adelsbach, Eleanor Yates McDonough, Grace Whitney, Front: J.L & Vesta Spriggs, probably 1982

Principal Cleo Adelsbach from 1954 La Mariposa yearbook

Trent Williams, Mae Kleiman about 1982

Back: Cleo Adelsbach, Eleanor Yates McDonough, Grace Whitney, Front: J.L & Vesta Spriggs, probably 1982
   
Senior Dress-Up Day, 1957
Sluice staff members and adviser, 1956-57: Marty James, Alfreda Wilson, Mike Abbott, Harry Allison Senior Dress-Up Day, 1957 (Click here for identification) MCHS Band, 1955-56 (click here for names)
   
Harry Allison, Frances Dulcich, Florence & Milton Baker, Don Hixson, 1989 Arline Marjorie Dwyer Fitzgerald
Band and students at pep rally, 1955-56 (click here for names) Harry Allison, Frances Dulcich, Florence & Milton Baker, Don Hixson, 1989 Arline Marjorie Dwyer Fitzgerald, class of 1938 (1921-2007)
   
Don Hoff, class of 1940, in World War II fight gear 1927 tennis team 1027 baseball team
Don Hoff, class of 1940, in World War II fight gear 1927 tennis team 1927 baseball team; click here for identification
   
1927 Freshmen 1927 Sophomores 1927 Juniors
1927 Freshmen (click here for names) 1927 Sophomores 1927 Juniors
   
1927 Seniors Scan from 1932 La Mariposa regarding founding of Alumni Association 1955-56 MCHS Sluice staff works at Gazette
1927 Seniors Scan from 1932 La Mariposa regarding founding of Alumni Association (close-up) 1955-56 MCHS Sluice staff works at Gazette (More info)

(More about 1927 photos)

Sluice Staff, 1955-56 1956-57 MCHS Sluice staff works at Gazette Sluice Staff, 1956-57
Sluice Staff, 1955-56 1956-57 MCHS Sluice staff works at Gazette Sluice Staff, 1956-57
      
High school hi-jinx in the 1930s High school hi-jinx in the 1930s First high school classes, 1941
High school hi-jinx in the 1930s First high school classes, 1914
     
A class from about 1930 Soon to be high schoolers - Mariposa Elementary class on the steps, probably 1951 Jim Ballard, freshman year, 1950-51
A class from about 1930 (Frank Robinson photo) (click here for names)

Soon to be high schoolers - Mariposa Elementary class on the steps, probably 1947, 1948 or 1949 (Click here for names)

Jim Ballard, freshman year, 1950-51
  
1932 La Mariposa Yearbook

Special thanks to Mark Briddle, whose grandfather, Bernard "Barney" Johnson was a student at MCHS in 1932; Mark donated his grandfather's yearbook to the Alumni Association

Title page Page 2 P.T.A. Page 3 Faculty
Title page Page 2 P.T.A. Page 3 Faculty
  
Page 4 Board of Trustees Page 5 Student Body History Page 6 Seniors 1
Page 4 Board of Trustees Page 5 Student Body History Page 6 Seniors 1
  
Page 7 Seniors 2 Page 8 Senior Class Prophecy Page 9 History of Senior Class
Page 7 Seniors 2 Page 8 Senior Class Prophecy Page 9 History of Senior Class
  
Page 11 Seniors' Last Will Page 12 Yearbook Staff and Student Council Photos Page 13 Yearbook Staff and Council Names

Page 11 Seniors' Last Will and Testament

Page 12 Yearbook Staff and Student Council Photos

Page 13 Yearbook Staff and Council Names

     
Page 14 Junior Class History Page 15 Alumni Dedication Page 16 Sophomore and Freshman Photos
Page 14 Junior Class History Page 15 Alumni Dedication

Page 16 Sophomore and Freshman Photos

  
Page 17 Sophomore and Freshman History Page 26 Boys' Athletic Association Page 27 Plays 1

Page 17 Sophomore and Freshman History

Page 26 Boys' Athletic Association Page 27 Plays 1
  
Page 28 Plays 2 Page 30 Plays 3 Page 31 Candid Photos
Page 28 Plays 2 Page 30 Plays 3 Page 31 Candid Photos
  
Page 33 Orchestra and Glee Clubs Page 36 Girls Baseball and Basketball Page 37 Girls Athletics Names and Information
Page 33 Orchestra and Glee Clubs

Page 36 Girls Baseball and Basketball

Page 37 Girls Athletics Names and Information

  
Page 38 Boys Basketball Page 39 Boys Basketball Information Page 40 Boys Track and Baseball Photos
Page 38 Boys Basketball Page 39 Boys Basketball Information Page 40 Boys Track and Baseball Photos
Page 41 Track and Baseball Information Page 49 Humor Page 50 Ads - Mariposa Drug
Page 41 Track and Baseball Information Page 49 Humor Page 50 Ads - Mariposa Drug
Page 53 Ads - Midpines Resort Page 55 Ads - Trabucco's Store Page 61 Ads - Butterfly Cafe
Page 53 Ads - Midpines Resort Page 55 Ads - Trabucco's Store Page 61 Ads - Butterfly Cafe
  
Page 62 Ads - Bridgeport Inn    Page 63 Political Ads
Page 62 Ads - Bridgeport Inn    Page 63 Political Ads
   

Reunions, Picnic, Annual Meeting

June 2000 Picnic
   
2000   Mariposa  County  High School  Alumni Picnic; Class of 1930: Marguerite Dexter Campbell, Gordon Greenamyer, Edith Peterson Cleo Adelsbach, Milton Baker (both former principals) Class of 1940 Bob Boyer, Betty Gibbons Lang, Don Hoff
Class of 1930: Marguerite Dexter Campbell, Gordon Greenamyer, Edith Peterson Cleo Adelsbach, Milton Baker (both former principals) Class of 1940 Bob Boyer, Betty Gibbons Lang, Don Hoff
   
Class of 1950 Class of 1960: Billy Carter, Dale Wooldridge, Bill Peterson    
Class of 1950; click here for identification Class of 1960: Billy Carter, Dale Wooldridge, Bill Peterson    
   
February 2003 Ad Hoc Reunion
   
Dick Estel (class of 1957), Dan Raby, Don Nelson, Bob Valeski (class of 1956), February 4, 2003 Bob, Dick, David & Heidi Sicher Radanovich (back); Dan and Don (front) Dennis "Cap" Smithers, Bob, Dick, David (back), Barbara Smithers, Don, Dan, Heidi (front)
Dick Estel (class of 1957), Dan Raby, Don Nelson, Bob Valeski (class of 1956), February 4, 2003 Dan, Don, Dick, Bob Dennis "Cap" Smithers, Bob, Dick, David Radanovich (back), Barbara Smithers, Don, Dan, Heidi Sicher Radanovich (front)
   
       
    Dan Raby, Bev Baker Williams, Bob Valeski, Dick Estel, Don Nelson at the school    
   
August 2003 Breakfast
   
Bob and Lois (Wass) Sparks Barbara Schatz Saye & Trent Williams at MCHS Alumni Breakfast,  8/31/03 Ray Olive Jr. & Sr.; Bill Elliott, Alice Elliot; Mernie Mari in BG
Bob and Lois (Wass) Sparks Barbara Schatz Saye & Trent Williams Ray P. Olive, Ray Olive, Bill Elliott, Alice Elliot; Mernie Mari in BG
   
Ray Olive Jr, Cary Greenameyer Jim Turner Trent Williams
Ray P. Olive, Cary Greenameyer Jim Turner Trent Williams
   
    Marion "Mollie" Merrill and Art Turner    
    Marion "Mollie" Merrill and Art Turner    
    
April 2005 Ad Hoc Reunion
   
Class of 56: Back: Cap Smithers, Clinton “Snuffy” Butler,  Bob Valeski , Elliot Bevel,  Patrick James , Dick Wagner, Bucky Zimmerman, Jack Wass; Front: Charlene Bailey McNally, Sharon Warren, Ilene Michaels, Evelyn Hibpshman, Janet Williams,  Pat Bixler, Vanessa Tresidder Class of 57: Bev Williams, Dick Estel, Eddie Davis, Ainslee McDonald, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Lois Bailey-Shafer, Bobby Curtis Alumni at ad hoc mini-reunion, 4/16/05
Class of 56 - Click here for identification Class of 57 - Click here for identification Alumni at ad hoc mini-reunion, 4/16/05
   
    Doris Watson, Dena Bixler,  Mary Wass Williams, Ruthie Peterson, Judy Raby Kirby    
   

Doris Watson, Dena Bixler,  Mary Wass Williams, Ruthie Peterson, Judy Raby Kirby

   
   
June 2005 Picnic
      
Alumni members at June 2005 Picnic
   
   

Class of 1970 at 2005 Alumni Picnic

   
    Class of 1970    
   
September 2005 Breakfast
   
Deanna Cramer, Gary Williams Leroy Radanovich Sally Abbott Uribe, Mike Abbott, Alumni Breakfast, September 2005
Deanna Cramer, Gary Williams Leroy Radanovich Sally Abbott Uribe, Mike Abbott, Alumni Breakfast
   
June 2007 Picnic; Class of 1997 Reunion
   
Class of 1957 Class of 1997 10-year Reunion     
The Class of 1957  Class of 1997 10-year Reunion    
   
Class of 1962 45-Year Reunion
     
Sheila Bell Tarvin, John & Roxie Upton Dale Warnes (Joanne Johnson's husband), Gary Preston, Ralph Wass and Len McWilliams (Marva Worley''s husband) Betty McNally Croll and Diane Phillips Kanaroski
   
Enjoying Brunch at Sheila Bell Tarvin's home Carol Dewhurst Martin & husband Marty, Barbara Smith Schouten Trent Williams, Marty Martin, Barbara Smith Schouten
   
Hosts Doug & Diane Kanaroski Barbara Smith Schouten, Trent Williams, Betty McNally Croll Pam Honea, Chancy McDonald and Christine Kalp, guests
   
       
    Terry Bird, Pat Kirk Wass, Denise Preston    
   
June 2008 Picnic
   
Class of 1958 - hitting 50 years Some of the teachers Lois Bailey Schafer and Eddie Davis, class of 1957
Class of 1958 - Click here for identification

Teachers from the past (Gerry Davis Photo)

Lois Bailey Shafer and Eddie Davis, class of 1957 (Bev Williams photo)
   
       
    Class of '57 post-picnic pizza: Bobby Curtis, Mrs. Curtis, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Tom DeLaMare, Dick Estel (back to camera) (Bev Williams photo)    
   
September 2009 Breakfast
   
Pearl Carter Williams reminisces Quilt made by Bev Baker Williams ('57) was the most wanted raffle prize Old Bootjack neighbors Skookie & Joanne
Pearl Carter Williams reminisces Quilt made by Bev Baker Williams ('57) was the most wanted raffle prize Old Bootjack neighbors Skookie & Joanne
 
June 2010 Picnic
   
Sandy Richardson Bunning '64, Mary Wass Williams '58 Beverly Van Gundy Bowman '57, Marge DeLaMare, former bus driver Roger Matlock
Sandy Richardson Bunning '64, Mary Wass Williams '58 Beverly Van Gundy Bowman '57, Marge DeLaMare, former bus driver Roger Matlock '59
   
Class of 1950 A surprise and welcome guest, Coach Don Hixon Glenn Darling, Bill Peterson, class of '60
Class of 1950 A surprise and welcome guest, Coach Don Hixon Glenn Darling, Bill Peterson, class of '60
   
Class of 1970 Terry '60 & Ainslee McDonald '57    
Class of 1970 Terry '60 & Ainslee McDonald '57    
    
September 2010 Breakfast
   
Eddie Davis '57, Gary Williams '58 Diane Jones Matlock '57, Lorraine Saye Walker '39 Mike Elliott '66, Marvin Merrill '61 (standing); Bill Elliott '35, Marion (Molly) Merrill '34, Susan Merrill Crandall '66
Eddie Davis '57, Gary Williams '58 Diane Jones Matlock '57, Lorraine Saye Walker '39 Mike Elliott '66, Marvin Merrill '61 (standing); Bill Elliott '35, Marion (Molly) Merrill '34, Susan Merrill Crandall '66
   
Gary '58 & Trent Williams '62; Pearl Carter Williams '35 Lois Wass Sparks '48, Bob Sparks '42
Gary '58 & Trent Williams '62; Pearl Carter Williams '35 Ralph & Lorraine Saye Walker Lois Wass Sparks '48, Bob Sparks '42
   
    Molly, Pearl & Bill, possibly our oldest living graduates    
    Molly, Pearl & Bill, possibly our oldest living graduates    
       
June 2011 Picnic
   
Bill Elliott (1935), Lorraine Saye Walker (1939), Erland Myers (1939) (oldest graduates present) Class of 1956 - 55 years later Jack Williams, Chancy Orcutt McDonald, BeeJee Rownie, ?, Perry Barkelow (1961)
Bill Elliott (1935), Lorraine Saye Walker (1939), Erland Myers (1939) (oldest graduates present) Class of 1956 - 55 years later Jack Williams, Chancy Orcutt McDonald, Beejee Rowney, ?, Perry Barkelow (1961)
    
    Terry (1960) and Ainslee (1957) McDonald    
    Terry (1960) and Ainslee (1957) McDonald    
  
June 2012 Picnic & Breakfast
   
Lois Bailey Shafer, Charlene Shafer McNally, Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman, Buck Zimmerman Joanne Chaney Rasmussen, Alma Rhoan Green, Jack Williams, Carmen Annette Cady Wayne Copeland
Lois Bailey Shafer, Charlene Shafer McNally, Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman, Buck Zimmerman Joanne Chaney Rasmussen, Alma Rhoan Green, Jack Williams, Carmen Annette Cady Wayne Copeland
   
Roberta Spelt Phillips and Barbara Schatz Saye Sally Abbott Uribe and Cliff Dulcich Buck Zimmerman and David Radanovich
Roberta Spelt Phillips and Barbara Schatz Saye Sally Abbott Uribe and Cliff Dulcich Buck Zimmerman and David Radanovich
   
Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman and Gayle Tutsch Francis Merle O'Hagen Bronson and Anne Westley Brew Gail Tutsch Francis, Gary Glodrey, Bev Baker Williams, DeLoiris Glodrey 
Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman and Gayle Tutsch Francis Merle O'Hagen Bronson and Anne Westley Brew Gail Tutsch Francis, Gary Glodrey, Bev Baker Williams, DeLoiris Glodrey 
   
Wes & Bev Van Gundy Bowman; Dottie Smith Pingiczer Carol Stroming Tedrow and Orval Rhoan Jim Caywood,  Carol Baker Caywood, Sally Uribe, Janet Adams White, Tom DeLaMare
Wes & Bev Van Gundy Bowman; Dottie Smith Pingiczer Carol Stroming Tedrow and Orval Rhoan Jim Caywood, Carol Baker Caywood, Sally Uribe, Janet Adams White, Tom DeLaMare
   
Class of 1957 Linda Barnes Davis, Dottie Pingiczer, Beverly Bowman Lois Bailey Shafer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Linda Barnes Davis, Beverly Baker Williams, Dick Estel
Class of 1957 - Click here for identification; here for Extra large photo) Linda Barnes Davis, Dottie Pingiczer, Beverly Bowman (front) Lois Bailey Shafer, Lee Nixon DeLaMare, Linda Barnes Davis, Beverly Baker Williams, Dick Estel (kneeling)
   
Charles Noblet 2012 Breakfast, youngest and oldest class representatives -back, class of 1972 (names unknown); front class of 1935 Bill Elliott, Pearl Carter Williams
Charles Noblet 2012 Breakfast, youngest and oldest class representatives:  Back, class of 1972 - Carol Patrickson Miller, Nadine Preston Wright, Debbie Lamb Rule; front class of 1935 (Bill Elliott, Pearl Carter Williams)
 
Class of  1957 55-year Reunion at Davis Ranch - June 2012
   
Linda Davis and Raymond Main Lee Nixon DeLaMare Wes & Beverly Van Gundy Bowman
Linda Davis and Raymond Main Lee Nixon DeLaMare Wes & Beverly Van Gundy Bowman
   
Tom DeLaMare and Buck Zimmerman Beverly Rust Hibpschman Alma Rhoan Green & Bryce Green
Tom DeLaMare and Buck Zimmerman Beverly Rust Hibpschman Alma Rhoan Green & Bryce Green
   
Linda Barnes Davis & Jerry Davis Ed Davis prepares to serve the ribs    
Linda Barnes Davis & Jerry Davis Ed Davis prepares to serve the ribs    
      
Class of  1962 50-year Reunion at Frankie & Linda Williams home - June 2012
   
Class of 1962 50-year reunion
Class of 1962 - read about it here; click here for identification; click for extra large photo
            
June 2013 Picnic
   
Ben Tedrow, Gary Williams Billl Boeck, Jim Walton, Jon Turner Trent Williams, MIke Abbott
Ben Tedrow, Gary Williams

Bill Boeck, Jim Walton, Jon Turner

Trent Williams, Mike Abbott
   
Joe Condra, Deanna Cramer Abbott Nancy Abbott Moss, Malcolm Tresidder, class of 1953 Ralph and Larraine Saye Walker

Joe Condra, Deanna Cramer Abbott

Nancy Abbott Moss, Malcolm Tresidder, class of 1953 Ralph and Lorraine Saye Walker
   
Class of 1963 Carmen Annette Cady, Bill Peterson, Jack Kalp Bill Elliott, daughter Donna, Pearl Williams
Class of 1963 Carmen Annette Cady, Bill Peterson, Jack Kalp Bill Elliott, daughter Donna, Pearl Williams
      
Heidi Sicher Radanovich, Jim Caywood Butterfly chair made by Lorell Wolfson for raffle prize Panoramic view of picnic

Heidi Sicher Radanovich, Jim Caywood

Butterfly chair made by Lorell Wolfson for raffle prize Panoramic view of picnic
   
Dick Estel ('57), Bill Elliott ('35) Beverly Preston Pinkerton, Donna Elliott Heather Carey Walton, Lorraine Saye Walker
Dick Estel ('57), Bill Elliott ('35) Beverly Preston Pinkerton, Donna Elliott Heather Carey Walton, Lorraine Saye Walker
   
Bob Boyer BeeJee Rowney, Marvin Merrill Joe Condra
Bob Boyer Beejee Rowney, Marvin Merrill Joe Condra
  
September 2013 Breakfast
   
Alumni President Trent Williams Secretary Mernie Mari ('50), raffle coordinator Chancie McDonald ('61) Roberta Phillips ('42), Patty Phillips Kelly ('67), Don Kortes, Peggy Meyer Kortes ('55); Mike Elliott ('66)in background
Alumni President Trent Williams

Secretary Mernie Mari ('50), raffle coordinator Chancie McDonald ('61)

Roberta Phillips ('42), Patty Phillips Kelly ('67), Don Kortes, Peggy Meyer Kortes ('55); Mike Elliott ('66)in background
   
Bill Elliott ('35), Susan Merrill Crandall ('66) The oldest and youngeset graduates present Bill Elliott ('35), Celeste Azeveo ('93); current MCHS Principal The Williams Brothers: Bill ('75), Trent ('62) and Gary ('58)
Bill Elliott ('35), Susan Merrill Crandall ('66) The oldest and youngeset graduates present Bill Elliott ('35), Celeste Azeveo ('93); current MCHS Principal The Williams Brothers: Bill ('75), Trent ('62) and Gary ('58)
   
Dale ('60) & Jewell Wolldridge, Oralee Hull Phillips ('63) School Athletic Director and 1977 MCHS graduate Trace DeSanders Grizzly Bear quilt made by Celeste Azevedo
Dale ('60) & Jewell Wolldridge, Oralee Hull Phillips ('63) School Athletic Director and 1977 MCHS graduate Trace DeSanders

Grizzly Bear quilt made by Celeste Azevedo

    
Centennial Plaque Dedication
   
Plaque celebrating Mariposa High School's 100th year Graduates Gary Williams (1958) and George Matlock Graduate Mernie Hogan Mari (1950)
Plaque celebrating Mariposa High School's 100th year Graduates Gary Williams (1958) and George Matlock Graduate Mernie Hogan Mari (1950)
    
June 2014 Picnic
    
Sally Abbott Uribe, Janet Adams Fuller Whitla Cathy Tedrow Symons, David Radanovich Heidi Sicher Radanovich, Mary Wass Williams

Sally Abbott Uribe, Janet Adams Fuller Whitla

Cathy Tedrow Symons, David Radanovich

Heidi Sicher Radanovich, Mary Wass Williams

   
Charlie Wildt, June Johnson Wildt, Jack Wildt Leroy Radanovich Roger Brown, Terry McDonald

Charlie Wildt, June Johnson Wildt, Jack Wildt

Leroy Radanovich Roger Brown, Terry McDonald
   
Bill Wass, Bill Elliott Jim & Carol Baker Caywood Jim & Diane Negrette Pfutzner
Bill Wass, Bill Elliott Jim & Carol Baker Caywood Jim & Diane Negrette Pfutzner
  
Jack Wass, Cap Smither Trent Williams, Jim Turner Class of 1954: Pat Fitzpatrick, Barbara Tedrow, Jim Wagner, Chuck Corum, Barbara Trabucco, Rozella Thurman
Jack Wass, Cap Smither Trent Williams, Jim Turner (Jim's grandson Sean in the background) Class of 1954: Pat Fitzpatrick, Barbara Tedrow, Jim Wagner, Chuck Corum, Barbara Trabucco, Rozella Thurman
   
Bev Baker Williams, Bob Valeski, Judy Raby Kirby    Class of 1964: Walt Lewis, Sandy Richardson Bunning, Bob Lang

Bev Baker Williams, Bob Valeski, Judy Raby Kirby

   Class of 1964: Walt Lewis, Sandy Richardson Bunning, Bob Lang
     
   Panoramic view of the crowd
Panoramic view of the crowd
    
August 2014 Breakfast and Annual Meeting
  
Marvin Merrill and Mike Tanner Bill Stewart and Larry Ellison Gary Williams and Ken Melton
Marvin Merrill and Mike Tanner Bill Stewart and Larry Ellison Gary Williams and Ken Melton
    
Dick Estel and Gary Williams Trent Williams and Barbara Schatz Saye Oralee Hull Phillips and Mike Tanner
Dick Estel and Gary Williams

Trent Williams and Barbara Schatz Saye

Oralee Hull Phillips and Mike Tanner
     
   Gary Williams, Walt and Susie Scott Lewis   
  

Gary Williams, Walt and Susie Scott Lewis

  
  
Who was there 1 Who was there 2 Who was there 3
Who was there
      
Centennial Celebration October 2014
  Photos by Susan Merrill Crandall and Dick Estel
1914 Ford, same age as school Jack Williams, Sandy Richardson Bunning, Susan Merrill Crandall, Marvin Merrill Dalmar Campbell and Dick Estel
1914 Ford, same age as school

Jack Williams, Sandy Richardson Bunning, Susan Merrill Crandall, Marvin Merrill

Dalmar Campbell and Dick Estel
  
Jon Turner (graduate and former teacher) Alton McRae looking at camera Waiting to march on to the field

Jon Turner (graduate and former teacher)

Alton McRae looking at camera Waiting to march on to the field
        
Gary Williams in his classic Ford Class members from 1930 - 1959 Class members from the 1960s

Gary Williams and Phyllis Reese in his classic Ford

Class members from 1930 - 1959 (Click here for names) Class members from the 1960s
(Click here for names)
   
Class members waiting to march on to the football field
Class members waiting to march on to the football field
   
Lucy & Buck Zimmerman, Bill Tucker Crowd in grandstand MCHS Band
Lucy & Buck Zimmerman, Bill Tucker Crowd in grandstand MCHS Band
 
Grizzlies 22, Gustine 19 Jack Williams, Vern Peters, Stanley Boyer Janet Greeley-Peterson, Marvin Merrill
Grizzlies 22, Gustine 19 Jack Williams, Vern Peters, Stanley Boyer Janet Greeley-Peterson, Marvin Merrill
   
Doug and Shirley Jones- O’Bannon At the school, open house  Bill Boeck 2nd from left; Joe Cabazut right
Doug and Shirley Jones- O’Bannon At the school, open house  Bill Boeck 2nd from left; Joe Cabazut right
  
Alma Rhoan Green and Bryce Green On the stone bleachers, before having decade photos taken Michael Minniear, Janet Greeley-Peterson, Denise Seely, Linda Holt (class of 1967)
Alma Rhoan Green and Bryce Green On the stone bleachers, before having decade photos taken Michael Minniear, Janet Greeley-Peterson, Denise Seely, Linda Holt (class of 1967)
   
Mernie Mari, Marvin Merrill Nancy and Nadine Preston Alton McRae, Trent Williams
Mernie Mari, Marvin Merrill Nancy and Nadine Preston Alton McRae, Trent Williams
   
Looking at class photos in the hall Memorabilia from the 1960s Memorabilia display in the gym
Looking at class photos in the hall Memorabilia from the 1960s Memorabilia display in the gym
Class of 1962 memorabilia Tree slice showing the 100 years; each pin marks a graduate who was present The first official building, constructed in 1917 (located where the gym is now)
Class of 1962 memorabilia

Tree slice showing the 100 years; each pin marks a graduate who was present

The first official building, constructed in 1917 (located where the gym is now)
   
The Al Croft Memorial Court, between the two wings of the school Close up of the memorial plaque Class of 1969 45 year reunion
The Al Croft Memorial Court, between the two wings of the school Close up of the memorial plaque Class of 1969 45 year reunion
(Click here for names)
  
   MCHS Centennial T-Shirt   
   MCHS Centennial T-Shirt   
 
Class of 1952 at the Centennial
(courtesy Maddalena "Skookie" Tognazzini Gartin)
Jim Turner and daughter Norma Class of 1952 Stan Whitfield, Judy Bruker, Skookie Gartin, Ray Warren
Jim Turner ('50) and daughter Norma Class of 1952
(Click here for names) 
Stan Whitfield, Judy Bruker, Skookie Gartin, Ray Warren
   
Nelson Porath, Jim Landy, Stan Whitfield Emma Evans, Ray Warren, Judy Brucker Bill Wass, Emma Evans, Emma's niece
Nelson Porath, Jim Landy, Stan Whitfield Emma Evans, Ray Warren, Judy Brucker Bill Wass, Emma Evans, Emma's niece
  
Class of 1952 composite Page 1 Click here to see a larger version that includes name identification

Page 1        Page 2

Class of 1952 composite Page 2
Class of 1952 composite Page 1    Class of 1952 composite Page 2
 
June 2015 Picnic
Class of 1965 Class of 1965 50 year reunion
(click here for names)

Bill Fiske (blue shirt); Dalmar Campbell in chair

   
Enjoying a relaxing day with old friends
   
Emmett Fiske facing camera Class of 1955 at the picnic
(click here for names)
Class of 1955 60 year reunion at Janet Whitla's ranch (click here for names)
  
September 2015 Breakfast
Ron Menzies and daughter Ronda Larry Ellison, winner of the butterfly chair Bill Peterson and Willard Van Gundy, class of 1960

Ron Menzies ('48) and daughter Ronda ('88)

Larry Ellison ('66), winner of the butterfly chair

Bill Peterson and Willard Van Gundy, class of 1960

  
Ed Davis and Dick Estel, class of 1957 Ben Tedrow and Marvin Merrill Association officers: Trent Williams, Virginia Johnson Scott, Chancie Orcutt McDonald
Ed Davis and Dick Estel, class of 1957

Ben Tedrow ('66) and Marvin Merrill ('61)

Association officers: Trent Williams ('62), Virginia Johnson Scott ('45), Chancie Orcutt McDonald ('61)

   
June 2016 Picnic
Class of 1956 60-year reunion Class of 1966 50-year reunion Fred and Johnnie Wackerman
Class of 1956 60-year reunion (Click here for names) Class of 1966 50-year reunion (Click here for names) Fred and Johnnie Wackerman
     
Annette Cady and Gary Williams Beejee Rowney, Marvin Merrill, Susan Merrill Crandall, Doni Jones Merrill The McDonald Brothers: Terry, Ainslee, Barry
Annette Cady and Gary Williams Beejee Rowney, Marvin Merrill, Susan Merrill Crandall, Doni Jones Merrill

The McDonald Brothers: Terry, Ainslee, Barry

  
The Michael Siblings: Ilene and Dan Norma Sandlin delivers a tribute to her late father, Jim Turner Tom Phillips with his mom Roberta, oldest graduate present
The Michael Siblings: Ilene and Dan Norma Sandlin delivers a tribute to her late father, Jim Turner Tom Phillips with his mom Roberta, oldest graduate present
 
September 2016 Breakfast
Joan and Nelson Porath (1952) Ken Melton ('65) and Jim Allen ('75) Fran Philips and daughters Sheree Dewhurst ('58) and Sandy Sommers ('64)
     
   Fran with Carol Dewhurst ('62), Carol Schmidt and Sandy   
  
June 2017 Picnic

Class of 1952 - Bill Wass, Skookie Tognazzini Garten, Ray Warren (Photo provided by Skookie)

Class of 1955 - Sally Abbot Uribe, Janet Adams Whitla, Carol Baker Caywood, Jim Caywood, Hugh Parker, Lenore Wolfson Class of 1962 - Trent Williams, Carol Dewhurst Martin, Marva Worley McWilliams, Pat Wass Kirk
  
Class of 1953 - Jack Wildt, Carol Ballard Arriola, Frances Turner Kelly, Orville Rhoan (Class of 1957 photo coming soon) Susan Merrill Crandall and Marvin Merrill
   
Alumni, picnicking Terry McDonald (?) Glenn White, Ainslee McDonald Oralee Hull Phillips, Tom Phillips
  
Marva Worley McWilliams, Barbara Worley Lenore Wolfson, Carol & Jim Caywood Frances Turner Kelly, Carol Ballard Arriola
Carol Dewhurst, Bill Boeck, Heather Carey Walton, Jim Walton
       
More about some photos

The photo of the old school (MCHS0122) was provided by Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald, daughter of Arline Dwyer, class of 1938. We are indebted to Mariposa photographer and historian Leroy Radanovich (class of 1950) for the following: 

The building to the left was a class room building that was used for storage and wrestling class in my day. It burned down in 1949 or '50. (I was there). The two buildings were built in 1917-18. The original contractor went broke and the buildings were finished by the community. Basically the two buildings were wood frame covered with chicken wire and stucco. The state condemned the buildings almost immediately but we still used them until 1950. We used that building for many things including the showers in the basement. Girls too, somewhere up stairs. No classrooms were used because there was no heat in the building. Also the drain from the basement showers was plugged up most of the time so the water would get up to your ankles. The main building was torn down to erect the gym in 1950. The new school (still in use) was built in 1937-38 as a WPA project with a private contractor doing the construction. It opened in '38. J.L Spriggs was principal and Cleo Adelsbach was Vice-Principal. They saved the money for the gym and it was paid for with cash in 1950. It opened my senior year and we were the first basketball team to play in the new facility.

1927 class and sports photos; 1932 student body photo: The 1927 class and sports photos, as well as the student body picture (MCHS240), were provided by Mary Branson-Spears and scanned by Susan Merrill Crandall. There are signs reading 1927 in the class and team pictures, but not in the big group photo. We received another copy of the student body photo from someone in Massachusetts, who said it was from 1932. However, some of the students signed the back of the picture, and some put their graduation year. The readable dates range from 1928 to 1931, so the 1932 date does not compute, and we're assuming it's from close to 1927.

Sluice staff, 1955-56 and 1956-57: Each year for several years, the staff of the school newspaper, The Sluice, assisted in reporting, writing and editing an issue of the weekly Mariposa Gazette. These photos are scanned from the Gazette of May 24, 1956 and May 23, 1957. A staff member wrote an article about the experience each time.

Centennial Plaque: The wording is somewhat misleading when it says "On this site in 1917 construction began for a new high school." The 1917 school was on the grounds that are still part of the school, but it was where the gym now stands, not where the current main building is.

   

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Updated June 29, 2017