Dallas Green, who passed away just a few months ago in March of this year, managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 1980. Green was born on August 4th in 1934 in Newport, Delaware. He also went to school in the heart of Newport, at Conrad High School in … More Happy Birthday Dallas Green, Conrad High’s Most Famous Son.
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965
This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950
It’s 1967. The Vietnam War is raging. By the end of the year, approximately 474,000 U.S. soldiers are in Vietnam. President Johnson announces his plan for a lottery for conscription into the military. “The Draft” leads to virulent anti-war protests by the end of the year. In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park approximately 30,000 take … More Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967
The Year is 1956. On the world stage, Nikita Khrushchev begins an anti-Stalinization process in the Soviet Union. West Germany bans the Communist Party. Pakistan, the first Islamic Republic, is founded. The flag of the United States Army is formally dedicated. Fidel Castro lands in Cuba. Dwight Eisenhower is elected U.S. President. IBM invents the … More Aloha from 1956 !
The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. Each month we highlight a few classes from schools throughout the State of Delaware. Images in this post can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on … More The 1935 Blue Hen Yearbook of Delaware College