A 'Typical Day at Central" High, from the 1964 Aquila yearbook.
Here's a very much tongue-in-cheek look -- yet most of us can relate to it -- at a "typical day at Central" from the 1964 Central High Aquila yearbook. Considering the lead time in production, these photos were probably made in fall 1963.
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I never placed tacks in a chair (and this guy probably didn't, either) but the rest...yeah. I graduated in '78 and it was like this in the '70s - only the appearances had changed. It's probably still like this for today's high school students with the addition of modern technology.
Today the 9:00 "gab" is probably on Twitter and Facebook.
I look at these old photos from, say, the 1950s and 1960s and wonder how the lives of these now-older "kids" would have been different with Facebook and the Internet, and today's much greater freedom of expression. So much conformity is apparent in those years.
I've always thought of the early 1960s - through about '63 - as the "last innocent years", though for some they probably weren't so good.
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