For people who attended Crawford High School or would have attended if they hadn't
moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Comanche Bowl

I'm not sure which is bringing back more memories, Comanche Bowl or the ashtray.  Click HERE to see the photo enlarged.

Aztec Bowl

You know what the Campus Drive-in and Aztec Bowl have in common?  They're both history, but their neon lingers on.  Click HERE to see some photos of the current site of Aztec Bowl on 30th Street.

Colts in the News

Who knew?  Gail Mitchell '71 is some sort of Hollywood hotshot from Billboard Magazine.  Read the article on the Grammies by George Varga in the February 11th Union-Tribune

Colt Senior Reaches For The Stars

Crawford Senior Idris Ahmed is into rock climbing and is headed to Stanford.  Quite a feat for someone who grew up in wartorn Somalia.  Read the article from the April 22nd Union-Tribune.

Golden Anniversary Pacer

Remember -- Summer Is Polio Season!!  Get your shots for $1.00.  That's one of the many helpful hints from the April 27, 1961 Pacer -- 50 years ago.  Enjoy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

She is a Colt After All!!

Donna Foster Westfall '65 shares an article from last weekend's Wall Street Journal about an exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum featuring a piece by Deborah Butterfield '66.  Click HERE to read the article.


University Lanes is gone, and so are most of the bowling alleys we remember from our youth.  The Mission Valley Bowlero is still around -- sort of.  It's now the Scottish Rite Masonic Center.  Click HERE to view the aerial photos Howard Rozelle took on October 23, 1960.  He was documenting the construction of Mission Valley Center, but -- across the freeway from May Company -- you can see Bowlero.

The Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla

Richard Cloward '61 is the director of the new Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla.  The public will now be able to view some of the world's rarest maps.

Revenge of the Nerd

Scot Shaw '68 reveals how Vice-Principal James Kaupp encouraged him to "Be All That He Could Be!"  Click HERE to read Scott's comic strip.

The General's Wife

I knew Sue Wilkerson '71 was married to Major General William McCasland.  I just didn't know she was a rock star.  She'll be looking for a new band when hubby takes over the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio in May.  Listen to her sing at SeeJoeRock.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The REST of the story

See that snazzy shot of a horse running wild on the cover of the del potrillo 1960?  Bob Richardson took it while visiting the family ranch in Baja with Mike Roberts '62 in tow.  Click HERE to see some photos and read the story.

It's All About Sharon Mass

Bob Biehler '61 shares an email flurry between he and classmate Sharon Mass Miller, the upshot of which we now have a page of Sharon Mass photos as well as Sharon's 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade class photos from Oak Park Elementary.  Click HERE to see some shots of Sharrin, as she now prefers to be called.  Click HERE to see the Oak Park photos.

Golden Anniversary Pacer

Circe's Cup!!  THAT brings back memories.  What does the ad say?  Folk ballads, exotic coffees, and sweet ciders.   Just one of many ads and stories in the Spring Fashion Issue of the Crawford Pacer.  Click HERE to read all six pages.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Soul Surfer

Click HERE to learn more about Soul Surfer, the movie about Bethany Hamilton's career as a surfer after a shark attack cost her her left arm.  Bethany is the daughter of Cheri Lynch Hamilton '71

University Lanes and Red Coat Inn

Click HERE to check out a large postcard with several interior shots of University Lanes Bowling Alley and the Red Coat Inn.

San Diego State 1973

Bob Richardson '61 shares another aerial photo taken by his brother-in-law during a flight over the San Diego State area in 1973.  Click HERE to get the big picture.  Email Bob if you are interested in a framable copy 

Oak Park Elementary: 1952-1955

"Mr. Hennie" was Bob Biehler's teacher for at least two years at Oak Park Elementary. Didn't he also teach at Horace Mann?  Click HERE to check out the photos Bob shared.  Maybe you can help name some of the kids in the photos.