Monday, April 24, 2006

Prom dresses and gym suits -- trashed or treasured?

It was a great dress. You looked marvelous at the Midwinter Dance. But do you still have it? Did you ever seriously consider donating it to the Wisconsin Historical Society? Or did your daughter wear it for Halloween?

And guys, what about your gym suit? Do you still have it? Is it stashed away in the bottom of your sock drawer? Did you really think someone would find it interesting decades after you wore it?

How people dressed tells us something about their lives. Museums don't just collect dresses from former First Ladies and jerseys from famous football players. Some museum collections also contain clothes worn by people whose names aren't found in history textbooks. Museum curators want future generations to be able to see what the rest of us wore, whether it was at a formal dance or in a mandatory phys ed class. Seriously.

The Wisconsin Historical Society's website has a feature called "Museum Object of the Week." Sometimes it highlights rare objects such as a 1957 Milwaukee Braves World Series Bat, or one of the 1,009 pink flamingos that briefly covered Bascom Hill on September 4, 1979, or the oldest known surviving license plate in Wisconsin. But with surprising frequency, the "Museum Object of the Week" is a piece of clothing. One week it was a 1960s prom dress. Another week it was a 1930s UW man's gym suit.

The prom dress belonged to Marti Hall, who wore it to the 1966 spring prom at Madison West High School. The UW gym suit belonged to George Williams from Vernon County, who attended the UW from 1933-34, a period during which the university "required freshmen and sophomores to take three hours per week of physical training for a year, though they could substitute military science or band instruction."

Why did Marti and George save these clothes? Who donated them to the Wisconsin Historical Society? Why did the donors and the curators believe these items were of historical significance? The text for these "Museum Object of the Week" selections doesn't provide satisfactory answers to all these questions. They should.

Which brings me to some other historical artifacts that don't always provide satisfactory answers to the kinds of questions we're likely to ask. The artifacts are Tychoberahns. Some of the questions are: Who are these people? When was this event? Are the women wearing floor-length dresses (formals) or cocktail dresses?

Every Tychoberahn -- from the first in 1900 to the last in 1969 -- has pages of photos without captions. Perhaps the editors assumed their contemporaries all knew the identities of the people, so there was no need to waste space on captions. But even if we knew them way back when, do we remember their names today?

Here comes the next photo quiz...

The photos below are from the 1965 Tychoberahn. Start counting with the photo on the top left. Then go down to the next row, continue couting across. Then down to the next row. You get the idea, don't you? There are 16 photos on the page. Number seven (7) features Nils Olsen and Kathy Merlin. Shirley Hierlmeier is in photo number fifteen (15). Using this numbering system, let's try to identify all these couples. I don't know all the answers, but I can provide two hints: They're not all members of the Class of 1965; and one of the beautiful blondes is from East High School. Let the commenting begin!

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Greenbush: Past, Present, and Future

Organized in 1912 as the club Lavoratori Sicilani Muto Socorso e Beneifcenza, the organization today known as the Italian Workmen's Club of Madison is likely the oldest continuously active Italian club in the United States. This afternoon, there was a open house at the IWCM's clubhouse on Regent Street (shown above). The event celebrated the club and its membership, as well as the Greenbush neighborhod. I made a point to attend because I know many of the organization's members, past and present, have strong ties to Madison Central High School. The current IWCM president is Steve Sasso, a member of the Class of 1966.

I looked at lots of displays and photographs, talked to people, took notes, and shot lots of photos inside the clubhouse. I also took photos of some of the few buildings in the area that have been standing for more than just a few decades (there aren't many). I'll be writing more about the event and the neighborhood during the next week or so (my sprained arm is much better, but still makes it difficult to type for too long).

While I was at the IWCM, I learned that it will host a one-day conference on the Greenbush on Tuesday, May 2, 2006. The conference, which runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. I don't know about you, but I like to know about such events as far in advance as possible, so if I'm interested I can make plans to attend. So with a tip of the hat to the Southsiders (and their friends and anyone else with an interest in the area), I've scanned the announcement information I picked up at today's open house and have inserted it in this post. According to Mark Wagler, a teacher at Randall School who is helping to plan the conference, a more detailed schedule should be available within the next week. I will post updated information about the conference when I receive it.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Remembering the Italian Village on State Street (and wondering where Purgolders ate pizza in the 1960s)

Spring is here. That means budding trees, sunny daffodils, April showers, tornados, and construction season. Walk down State Street and you'll discover the reason the 25th Crazylegs Classic runners are using a different route this year. The 300 and 400 blocks of State Street are torn up for the summer. Among other things, this means many restaurants won't be able to offer alfresco dining.

Construction isn't the only sign of change on State Street. The homogenization continues. Small, local businesses continue to be replaced by national chains (and not everyone thinks that's bad).

Long gone are local favorites such as Good Karma, the Ovens of Brittany, Petrie's, the Caramel Crisp Shop, Renenbohm's (not small, but definitely local), The Penny University (right off State Street on Fairchild), the Uptown, Stemp Typewriter, the Ethel Woods corset store, Ella's Delicatessen, Hill's Department Store, and Weber's Restaurant.

Today, State Street is littered with names such as Starbucks, The Gap, Taco Grande, and now the restaurant that dares you to say its name aloud: Fuddruckers.

The 25-year old chain that claims to create "the world's greatest hamburger" (and doesn't have an apostrophe in its name) recently moved into 651 State Street. Sure it's cool to try an ostrich burger, but the novelty of eating big bird burgers wears off soon -- and if you've dined on fresh ostrich in CuraƧao, you'll be really be disappointed with this semi-fast food version. UW students may be excited by the sidewalk sign that's been out in front of the restaurant announcing that it will soon stay open until 4 a.m. on weekends, but there are other places I'd rather spend my time on weekends. And any organization with a website that downloads at a tortoise-like pace is definitely more interested in flash than providing substantive information about its menu.

I used to eat pizza at 651 State Street, but that was long ago -- back when this was the location of the Italian Village, a restaurant that served great food without resorting to gimmicks. The Italian Village was where many students from Central headed after a home basketball game or school dance. There were other places for pizza back then, including the old Paisan's on University Avenue by Lorenzo's, but I think because they were a few blocks further away, they tended to be frequented by university students, not high school students. Feel free to challenge (or supplement) my recollections, however.

Reminiscing about pizza in the 1960s also brings back memories of Lombardino's on University and Highland, not far away from West High School. Lombardino's is still there, but clusters of plastic grapes no longer dangle from the ceiling. It's under new ownership, and the menu has been updated, but Lombardino's still serves great pizza (although the recipe has definitely changed and the choices are limited).

Thinking about pizza past and present has raised a question I cannot answer: Where did Purgolders eat pizza? I can't remember any pizza places near East High School in the 1960s. Perhaps, someone can fill in the gap. Or maybe we'll discover the Purgolders preferred hanging out at the Ice Cream Shop or some other local spot to late night pizza.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Making and Writing History: Two Central Alumni in the News

Yesterday, both Madison newspapers had stories about Central alumni that you'll want to read if you haven't already done so.

Wisconsin State Journal reporter Marv Balousek wrote a great story about Central graduate Bob Skuldt, a founding officer of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, who spent 35 years as director of the Dane County Regional Airport. Skuldt will be inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame later this year. Balousek's story doesn't indicate what year Skuldt graduated, but since Skuldt is 87 -- old enough to have seen Charles Lindbergh land at Madison's Royal Airport in 1927 -- I'd guess it was sometime in the late 1930s. Leave a comment or send an email if you know the exact year.

The other Central alumnus to merit some local ink yesterday is Patrick McGilligan, president of the Class of 1969, the last class to graduate from Central (by then called Central-University High School) before it closed. Doug Moe's column in The Capital Times features an item about McGilligan's forthcoming book about film director Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), the most prolific black filmmaker in American cinema. A prolific writer, McGilligan (photo on left) has written books about directors Alfred Hitchcock (A Life in Darkness and Light), George Cuckor (A Double Life), Robert Altman (Jumping off the Cliff), and Fritz Lang (The Nature of the Beast), as well as biographies of actors Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. He's also co-authored (with Paul Buhle) Tender Comrades: Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

"The Terrors of the West"

Hidden in the back of the 1965 Tychoberahn, on page 124, are some very peculiar photographs, one of which is reproduced here. Can anyone identify these boys and tell us when the photo was taken? Since they're both wearing similar hats and plaid shirts, I wonder if they might be brothers. Leave a comment or send an email. And while we're on the subject, I'd love to run some more photos like this, but they'll have to come from you.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Beverly Cleary's books enchanted us long before Harry Potter learned to play quidditch -- and even before J.R. Rowling was born

Today is National DEAR Day: Drop Everything and Read! DEAR Day is a special day of celebration to remind families to make reading together on a daily basis a priority. But even if your family lives far away, DEAR Day is an excuse for all of us to go back and revisit some of the books we loved when we were younger. DEAR Day is also the birthday of Beverly Cleary -- and many of the books I loved best in elementary school were written by Cleary, who turns 90 today.

I could really identify with the subject of Cleary's first book: Henry Huggins, the boy who decides to adopt a stray mutt and then finds out he can't bring him home on the bus. My first puppy, a mix of terrier and chihuahua, came from the litter of a dog belonging to a boy who lived on Baldwin Street and went to Marquette Elementary School with me. It was winter and too cold to carry the tiny puppy home, or even walk a block or so to the bus stop. I made an urgent call to my grandfather, who arrived at my classmate's house in his 1947 Chevrolet and drove me and the tiny puppy home to Morrison Street (less than 5 blocks away). My grandfather's health was failing and he wasn't supposed to drive or carry anything heavier than a loaf of bread, so I caught H-E-double toothpicks for calling him; but soon everyone was too absorbed in taking care of the tiny puppy to be angry with me.

Unlike Henry, I never filled my bedroom (and every glass jar in the house) with hundreds of fecund guppies, although when I was in high school I had two huge lab rats named Jim and Al. But that's a different story for another day.

Cleary has written many books, thank goodness. After I outgrew Henry and Beezus and Ramona, there were other Cleary characters who captured my attention. As I began to look forward to attending junior high school at Madison Central, and started thinking about boys as something other than nuisances, there was Jane Purdy, the heroine of "Fifteen." Even though Jane sprang from Cleary's imagination back in 1956, she still has something to say to me today:

If I don't step on any cracks in the sidewalk all the way there, Jane thought, I'll be sure to meet a boy. But avoiding cracks was silly, of course, and the sort of thing she had done when she was in the third grade. She was being just as silly as some of the other fifteen-year-old girls she knew, who counted red convertibles and believed they would go steady with the first boy they saw after the hundredth red convertible. Counting convertibles and not stepping on cracks were no way to meet a boy.

As I recall, by the time I was in junior high it wasn't red convertibles but Buicks and Cadillacs (and something to do with the "holes" on the side of certain models) that counted. You remember, don't you? "Jinx! You owe me a coke!" Or was it "Jinks! You owe me a coke?"

Even if you can't find time today to drop everything and read, consider visiting your local library soon to revisit one of your favorite books from way back when. Just try to chose one where the dog doesn't die at the end of the story.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Searching for a current photo of a photographer who's skipped a lot of class reunions

Sometimes the strap on the blue, handwoven African purse that's become a handy carrying bag for my little digital camera needs a little TLC. I drop it off at Cecil's West on Odana Road and a few days later, it's repaired, restored, and ready for action.

Cecil's is owned and operated by Ron "Cecil" Burke, son of Cecil K. Burke, the renowned craftsman whose custom-made sandals were extremely popular in Madison during the 1960s and 1970s. Cecil's Sandals changed locations several times, but around the time we were ending our high school careers and thinking about college, the draft, and being able to drink beer legally, Cecil's was located at 606 University Avenue (next door to the Green Lantern Eating Co-op and two doors down from the 602 Club).

Since there were some other customers in the store when I dropped by to pick up my purse, I had time to look around Cecil's West a bit, and that's when I noticed a familiar poster on the wall. I have one too, but like so many other posters I own, it's rolled up in a tube and stored in a closet, not framed and hanging on a wall.

The poster, which resembles the Madison magazine cover shown here, was created for one of the first exhibits presented in 1980 at the new Madison Art Center facility in the then new Madison Civic Center. The show was titled "Citizen" and it featured 83 (or maybe 89, accounts differ) photographs of some of Madison's most "notable energizers." The photographer was Doug Edmunds (he'd jettisoned the nickname many of his Wisconsin High and Central High School classmates still rememember him by). Among his subjects were Elroy Hirsch, Linda Franklin, Paul Soglin, Tara Graham Icke, Eugene Parks, and brothers Thomas George and Alphonse Maximillian Reichenberger, former owners of the Dangle Lounge, posing topless.

Seeing the poster at Cecil's brought back lots of memories, but at least one of them needed some fine-tuning. I thought I remembered a Madison magazine cover that resembled the "Citizen" poster, and I thought I had a copy stashed away somewhere. When I couldn't find my copy, I tried the Madison Public Library. I checked all the issues of Madison magazine from the 1980s, but couldn't find one with "Citizen" on the cover. A few days ago, a copy of the December 1992 Madison magazine emerged from one of my "to be filed" collections and there it was -- a cover story about what the "Citizen" subjects were doing 12 years later, written by Jenifer Winiger, who is now Madison magazine's publisher. The magazine's editor in 1992 was Doug Moe, now a columnist for The Capital Times (who, by the way, mentioned Central High School in today's column about 1993 graduate Don Trachte).

Doug Edmunds is still working as a photographer. You'll find some examples of his more recent work on the website for Edmunds Studios. What you won't find there is a photograph of Doug, who hasn't attended a class reunion in recent memory, so I haven't been able to capture his image on film or picture card. The photos above accompanied the 1992 "Citizen" article. The last time I can recall seeing Doug was in the 1980s when he took my portrait (not for "Citizen," but another occasion in my sometimes weird, but often wonderful, past). However, this 1992 photo confirms my recollection of what he looked like a couple of decades ago.

A new Madison Art Center (now called the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art) is scheduled to open soon in the new Overture Center that replaced the new Madison Civic Center, but I'm not aware of a pending new show by Doug Edmunds. I for one, however, would be overjoyed to have an opportunity to write a story for Madison magazine that again updates the whereabouts of the "notable energizers" photographed for "Citizen." It would not only be a fascinating assignment, it would probably generate an opportunity to find out what Doug looks like today.

"The Mouse That Roared" and the camera that captured a fragment of it

My maternal grandmother had a big, black, boxy Kodak Brownie camera that seemed to travel with her everywhere. She's not in many family photos because she was usually the person looking through a quirky viewfinder (as I recall, the images of what you were about to photograph were upside down) and urging the rest of us to move closer together, stop fidgeting, smile, and say "cheese." And then she'd make lots of copies for everyone and save a set for herself.

Even though my primary interest was writing, not photography, I acquired the camera habit at an early age. My photos weren't works of art, but they remain interesting bits of documentary evidence and sometimes evoke memories that have been in storage for a long time.

Recently, while searching through a box of old black and white photos for a snapshot of a girl I'd met at summer camp, I discovered several old photos I'd taken in the fall of 1963 of cast members from "The Mouse That Roared." The two actors wearing ties are Michael Fullwood (left) and Larry Lewis (right). The photo was probably taken in a second floor classroom at Madison Central High School. The actor with the cape and the rather forlorn look is Nils Olsen. This photo was probably taken outside the second floor lavatories, which often served as dressing rooms for plays performed in the auditorium.

Several members of the Class of 1965 have mentioned to me that they have interesting photos of themselves and fellow classmates, depicting both their years at Central as well as days before they attended school in Wisconsin Avenue. I hope they'll follow through with their plans to make copies of those photos available here. And if the rest of you also have some of these historical images to share, I hope you'll get in touch with me so we can arrange to scan them and post them.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Beer, Buildings, and Birthday Cake: Celebrating Central Connections to Madison's Sesquicentennial

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the end of Prohibition and the day the Fauerbach Brewery celebrates its 119th year of brewing.

Tuesday, Peter Fauerbach (pictured on left) presented a history of the Fauerbach Brewery at the monthly meeting of the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). His PowerPoint presentation was accompanied by a generous supply of Fauerbach Amber Lager. Peter Fauerbach didn't attend Central, but his paternal grandfather, Karl Fauerbach, graduated from Madison High School (the school's name until East High School opened in 1922) in 1917, a few years after my paternal grandfather graduated from Madison High School in 1910.

The Fauerbach family is one of Madison's pioneer families, so some of its members will be participating in the Madison Sesquicentennial celebrations. I've tried to find out more about the "old families reunion" that is supposed to occur during this 150th birhday party celebration, because I suspect many of the people participating in this event have ancestors with "Central connections." Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find out much about this event. Peter Fauerbach said he didn't know much about either, but he rather suspected the descendants of Madison's first families might all be on exhibit in some room in the Monona Terrace Convention Center on Sunday. I'll let you know if I find them.

The big birthday celebration -- with cake and music and other activities -- is on Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow, you're encouraged to get to know Madison a bit better by participating in a walking tour. The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation will be offering its new Mansion Hill West walking tours tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Mansion Hill West area includes Langdon Street, Carroll Street, and other locations in that vicinity west of Wisconsin Avenue. The tours begin in front of the Plaza Tavern on 319 N. Henry Street. More than a few Central alumni remember when the Plaza Bowling Alley was upstairs from the Tavern because they walked down there for gym class.

Today's Wisconsin State Journal has an article about the Mansion Hill West walk, featuring six photographs, but not all of them are available online. Some of the houses in the photographs have Central connections. So too do some other houses in the area, which may or may not be included on the tour, including 422 N. Henry Street, once home to Berton Braley (Class of 1901) and 131 Langdon Street, once home to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice John B. Winslow, whose six children all graduated from Madison High School.

I've also received a tip that some Madison Central High School memorabilia may be on display Sunday at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, but I haven't been able to confirm this. If you're headed Downtown for a piece of cake on Sunday afternoon, look around and see if you can find anything. And perhaps you can also find time before or after this celebration to stop and have a look at the Central arch on Wisconsin Avenue and mourn the loss of a building that once housed a school whose alumni have been part of Madison history for more than 150 years.

A Central alumnus makes the front page of The New York Times

Don Trachte graduated from Madison Central High School in 1933, so a blog for the Class of 1965 is probably not where you should be making his acquaintance if you haven't already done so. There's a long story with loads of links and a photo posted on the All-Central blog (a.k.a. the history blog), so click on over and read all about it. If you make the right clicks, you'll also be introduced to another Central alumnus, Madison Guy. Or maybe you've already met him.

It's late at night (actually early Friday morning) and I need some sleep. Look for more posts on other subjects, including the Madison Sesquicentennial, late Friday or early Saturday.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Egad! Another 10th Reunion Photo

This time I'm certain of the identity of one of the people photographed standing around the pool at the Park Motor Inn in the summer of 1975. The woman with the white fringed shawl is Kay Millward Luxem. Now, can someone identify the rest of the people in the photo? As usual, this is not a test. I don't know the answers (although I have a couple of hunches).

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Check out recent posts on the Madison Central High School History Blog

There are several new posts on the All-Central blog (a.k.a the Central history blog), including one about the staff of the 208-page 1925 Tychoberahn. That yearbook's "athletic committee chairman" went on to serve as U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1946-1949) under President Harry S. Truman.

Another post features an essay by Lynn Jeffcott (Class of 1968) titled "We From Central," as well as links to her website.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Annual lunch reunions are a great idea

My mother graduated from Madison East High School in 1939, and until recently, members of her class met for lunch every year between reunions. These lunch reunions were informal events that didn't require a lot of planning -- just a good mailing list and a convenient location. To the best of my recollection, everyone bought their own lunch, ordering off the menu.

We have a good data base for the Madison Central High School Class of 1965. I created it using the template I'd originally devised for the East High Class of 1939. I also have a growing list of email addresses, which would help anyone who wanted to organize such an event save some money on postage. Is there anyone out there who would like to volunteer?

Recently, I had an opportunity to attend one of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965 lunch reunions organized by Jeff Mattox, an experience which may, in part, explain the orgins of my previous post. The lunch reunion was at Atlanta Bread on University Avenue (which has wi-fi). We all bought our own lunch. Attendance was small -- perhaps because many members of that class don't live near Madison -- but that didn't make the lunch reunion any less enjoyable.

Interestingly, most of the people in attendance had some sort of "Central connection" -- even if it was a generation removed. Below are photos of the people who attended the reunion luncheon (captions are underneath).

Jeff Mattox, who graduated from Central in 1965 (and was a member of the Central Curling Team), still identifies more strongly with the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965. He created and maintains the Wisconsin High website.

Gene Madrell graduated from Central in 1965, but is also a member of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965. He went to Bethel Lutheran, so some of us met him at Sunday school or in confirmation class before he arrived at Central. At lunch, I discovered we'd been sending Central reunion addresses to him at an address that was so old the post office apparently didn't bother to return our letters to us marked "unknown." I now have a current address for him. Gene was also a member of the Central Curling Team.

This is Dean Urben's daughter, Lynn, and her husband. Dean Urben graduated from Central in 1965 and was a member of the Central Curling Team. Like Jeff and Gene, Dean attended Wisconsin High School for grades 7-11, so he too is a member of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965.

Phil Icke is a member of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965, but he did not transfer to Central for his senior year when Wisconsin High closed. However, his father, George Icke, attended Central and was a member of the Class of 1929.

Tom Wolfe is a member of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965, but he did not transfer to Central for his senior year. As far as I know, he has no "Central connection."

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Class of 1965 That Never Graduated

Change is never easy, but abandonment is surely more difficult. Students who began attending Wisconsin High School as seventh graders in 1959 weren't able to graduate from that school because it closed its door forever in 1964.

A few had already left Wisconsin High before its closing, but many transfered to other Madison public schools for their senior year. Some went to West. Some transferred to Central, the school with which Wisconsin High officially merged. Central was renamed for the second time in its history in the fall of 1964, when it became Central-University High School.

Since its founding in the middle of the 19th century, Central (originally named Madison High School) had strong ties to the University of Wisconsin -- even after the founding of Wisconsin High School. Members of the Central Class of 1965 can remember being pioneers (or pioneer subjects) in the use of television in the classroom or in team teaching. That's what arguably makes the last statement in "A Vignette of Wisconsin High School" just plain wrong.

But loyalty to your school is admirable, too. Jeff Mattox transferred to Central in the fall of 1964 and graduated in 1965, but he says he still identifies more strongly with the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965. Jeff maintains the Wisconsin High website, and has been involved in other projects to preserve the school's history. He also tries to keep track of the whereabouts of his former Wisconsin High classmates and organizes periodic get-togethers for members of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965 that was forced to disperse before graduation.

The photo below shows the members of the Wisconsin High School Class of 1965 who began school together in 1959 as seventh graders. There would be additions and subtractions over the next six years, but this is the core group. The photo also appears on the Wisconsin High website (along with lots of other interesting material), but since many of its subjects are also members of the Central High School Class of 1965, and since both Jeff and I are searching for some of the people in this photo who've become "lost" over the years, I hope it will stir some memories and bring some responses.

Here's a reiteration of the photo's caption, which should help search engines find these names. I've added first names in many instances, if you can help me with first names for the rest of the seventh graders in this photo, please leave a comment or send an email.

ROW 1: Mary Revell, Greta VanDort, Lucile Newbold (a.k.a. Sherry Newbold), Carol Vogelman, S. Stanley, Allison Brooks, C. McCaffrey. ROW 2: B. Stoops, C. Naeseth, E. Meissner, Milt Cohen, Phil Icke, Jackie Lefco, Karl Siebecker, B. McKee, M. Millenbah, Pat Schram. ROW 3: Mr. Newton, S. Miller, Francie Tempkin, Gail Beuchner, J. Clark, Larry Roth, E. Edwards, S. Clark, C. Curtis, Doug Edmunds, M. Foster, J. Burris, G. Woolard. ROW 4: Tom Wolfe, Dean Urben, T. Tripp, Neil Bohrod, T. Allen, S. Herb, J. Higuchi, Patrick Mulhall, J. Johnson, T. Johnson, T. Lewis, Gordon Worley. ROW 5: Richard Meskill, D. Schultz, K. Bleadel, Carl Marquart, Greg Sample, Gene Maddrell, Gerald Schultz, R. Hitchner, M. Smith, Carter Brunsell, Jeff Mattox.

Note: The names of the "lost" classmates are in boldface type. However, Jeff has some more classmates he's looking for, and you can find that list by clicking HERE. I'm still trying to find many "lost" classmates from the Central Class of 1965, and you can see the most current list of the missing by clicking HERE. Patrick Mulhall is on both lists. All other sightings of "lost" Wisconsin High students should be reported to Jeff Mattox; you may access his email from the Wisconsin High home page (shown on the left under "contact me").