Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Focus on the Class of 1934

I've been busy tracking down alumni from other classes. You may read about some of my recent results on the Central history blog, which features two new posts about the Class of 1934.

Among the members of the Madison Central High School Class of 1934 are Jay Ashbrook, who was stage manager for a production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" that garnered praise from the playwright; Violet Jane Bagley, the niece of William T. Evjue, founder and editor of The Capital Times; Harvey Burr, a billboard advertising salesman whose story-telling skills merited a splendid staff-written obituary in The Seattle Times; E. Bowden Curtiss, publisher of the Darlington Republican Journal; and Dr. James L. Dean, one of the founders of the Dean Clinic in Madison. You may read about them (and find links to additional information) by clicking HERE to acccess my post on the members of the June graduating class whose surnames begin with the letters A-D.

Not everyone graduates with her or his class. Two members of the Class of 1934 -- Freddie Lee Banks and Christopher Canepa -- died a shortly before graduation. You may read about them and see their photographs in a special a special tribute published in the 1934 Orange and Black yearbook by clicking HERE.

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