Saturday, June 30, 2007


I've been scanning yearbooks from Dora High School for about three years. Originally I thought I'd simply put a few online from the years that Jilda and I were in school there. But one thing led to another and this week I scanned the last yearbook and published it online. There are a total of 66 books online now.
They started having a yearbook at Dora High School in 1939/1940. When you flip through the pages you see a lot of familiar faces. That's because I've seen their kids and grand kids playing football or leading cheers on the sidelines today.
When I go back and look at the statistics for visitors who to the site, most of the time is spent looking at photographs from these annuals. I did a search some time back and there is a site in New York that collects links to high school yearbooks and they had a link to I found that interesting.
It is a lot of work scanning these annuals and I've been asked by a number of people why I do it. The only thing I can say is that I felt like it needed to be done.
Anyhow, it's a milestone for the website and a project that I'm glad I was able to finish.


  1. Well done, Rick. A lot of people will be glad this work has been done - even if they have no idea who did it!!

  2. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Rick, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your work on the DHS yearbooks. It still stirs emotion in my gut when I browse those from the 1960's and I can see the guys I played football against at old Watkins Field. The memories of the glory days of high school come rushing back. The memory of the "butt whupping" we Thompson Warriors took from DHS in that Fall of 1963 also returns. What a "character building" experience it was.

    A Job Well Done on the yearbooks.



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