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.

Check out the Crawford High web site.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 18, 2015

Yippee!!  Winter arrives at 8:49 PM on Monday -- and the days start to get longer.  

Crawford’s Basketball Team is 3-2 so far this season, with a 4:30 game this afternoon at Valley Center.  Why not head up early and stop by Bates Nut Farm.  You can follow the team’s progress on the MaxPreps web site

Unbeknownst to me the basketball team opened a GoFundMe account 13 months ago and has raised $2900.   Their goal is $6500.  Based on your response last year to the Soccer Team’s request I’m sure we can help them out.

Owen Western shares four songs from Crawford's 1962 Winter Holiday Concert.  Click HERE if you'd like to listen in.

Stephanie Schwartz Mashek '71 (my favorite waitress at Pied Piper Pies) is organizing a reunion of her Campus Lab School class.  If you were a classmate and want to attend give her an email (just click on her underlined name)

Billy John Wood would have indeed been a Cardinal instead of a Colt.  The dividing line (East/West) for Hoover and Crawford was Winona Street between 49th & 50th. I lived on Winona 1/2 block off of El Cajon Blvd and had a choice of Hoover and Crawford since I was on the "line".  I chose to be a Colt -- Jerry Ellis ’61

I had a friend who lived on 47th, a block north of University who went to Crawford -- Philip Lindsley ’70

The Keeyes family lived on 49th street just 2 blocks north of University Ave. and we were in an optional district for either Hoover or the brand new school aka Crawford.  So I would say was Billy pretty darn close to that optional area.  Our parents all graduated from Hoover but all three of us chose Crawford -- Kathy Keeyes Antus ’68

I lived one block south of El Cajon on 47th and was able to choose between Hoover and Crawford because I attended Horace Mann Jr High -- Judith Napolitano Dunham ’63

I had a look at the current district map to try to get an answer to the Billy Don Wood question.  Found something very strange.  Today if he lived on 47th street North of University he would go to Crawford, and if he lived South of University on 47th he would go to Hoover.  I always thought that Euclid was the boundary, but apparently I'm wrong.  I then tried to find an old district map but could not.  So, as far as 1965 goes, I don't have an answer for you.  What's really strange to me is that the immediate area that Hoover is physically located in is a "Hoover-Henry Optional Area" -- George Glover ’73

Loved the old photo of Redwood St.   My Mom still lives at 55th and Redwood. 34th is probably Hoover territory, for sure in the old days -- Susan Marshall Gordon ’64

If my Google Earth is correct, looks like that part of Redwood Street might put one in the San Diego High School district, or at the very least, the Hoover district.  Sadly, it looks very close to the site of the PSA crash, which of course has nothing to do with the older photo or your questions, just a sad observation on my part -- Sharon Cramer Sceper ’68

3422 Redwood is over by St Augustine High School, so I don’t think it would have been in the Crawford district -- Earl Asbury ’64

(My classmate Gary Schulte and I somehow both were thinking Redwood ran north and south and that this was Oak Park Country.  It remindedme a lot of the neighborhood my old buddy Gary Bonwell lived in on South Thorn St.)