I've been spending a great deal of time these past several weeks in libraries and archives -- looking at old Tychoberahns and back issues of the Madison Mirror -- so there hasn't been much time to post things on the blog lately. I've learned that the Tychoberahn, which was first published in 1900, wasn't always called the Tychoberahn, especially during the 1930s and 1940s. I've seen the wonderful complete set of The Madison Mirror (1924-1969) our principal, Mr. Marsh, gave to the Dane County Historical Society. And I've seen PTA minutes, National Honor Society records, and a scrapbook that may bring tears to your eyes. Filled with newspaper clippings, the scrapbook was maintained during World War II to keep track of Central alumni in the military, many of whom lost their lives fighting for their country.
I'm also trying to track down other printed material, including old yearbooks. Is there a copy of a 1931 Madison Central High School yearbook (perhaps called The Orange and Black instead of Tychoberahn) somewhere? Or wasn't one published that year? And if so, why not? I'm still trying to answer these questions. Contact me if you can help.
One person who attended the 40th reunion has responded to my plea for words to go with photos. Very soon, I'll post her story. In the meantime, please consider sending me an update about yourself, too. We want to know what you'be been doing for the last 40 years, your favorite memories of Central -- and maybe the name of your favorite teacher.
So that's my excuse. However, until I have more time to post, here -- should you chose to accept it -- is your homework assignment. Take a look at this photo from the 10th reunion and help me identify those people in long dresses and leisure suits sitting by the side of the outdoor pool at the Park Motor Inn on a lovely day in 1975. Hint: I'm quite certain one of them is actually a visitor from the Class of 1966. Leave a comment or send me an email if you can help put names on these faces.
Doster Robert "Doc" De Haven - Class of 1949 - MADISON - Blow, Gabriel Blow. Beloved father, musician, and teacher, Doster Robert "Doc" De Haven Jr. [age 85], passed to heaven on Friday, Aug. 12, 201...
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