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Catalina High School, Tucson, Arizona, USA

OUR CLASS....
     Most of us started high school in the fall of 1955. But, not Catalina High. It was not opened until January, 1957.  This new high school was considered so fancy and modern by the standards of the day that the press referred to it as "Disneyland."
     We were the first true "Rock and Roll" generation. On our first day in class, the number one song in the nation was "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets. The stage play and movie Grease was about the class of '59.
     There were no metal detectors. Most of us had never even seen a marijuana cigarette. The biggest discipline problems were getting the boys to wear belts and "public display of affection." Usually not much more than the holding of hands by couples "going steady."
     Ike was president. There were 3 TV channels. 1 FM radio station, but nobody had an FM radio.  In the fall of 1957, the giant "Shower of Stars" rock and roll show appeared in the CHS gym with Fats Domino, Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many other future legends. Admission was $2.50. 
     This website is a place for us to remember those great days. A place to keep in touch with those who we share memories. And, to hear the stories of what we have done in the many years since graduation day, June 5, 1959. 
     It's a place to mourn our departed friends as well as our loss of innocence.  
     But, mostly it should be a celebration of thanks. That we all enjoyed the blessing of becoming adults in a very special time and place. 
     Classmates: Don't forget to submit an information form and tell us what you've been doing. We want to know! Click here and go to our Information Submission Page.  It's easy, no muss; no fuss, and takes just a few minutes. 
     And, while you're at it, send us any memory stuff. Attach it to your e-mail to: chs1959@aol.com.
Copyright 2004-2024, Catalina High School Class of 1959, All rights reserved. 
We grant other class webmasters permission to use material from this site. The only thing we ask in return is that you link your site to ours. Let's all work together for maximum exposure. 
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BULLETIN BOARD: LATEST NEWS & SITE UPDATES

NOTICE OF CLASSMATE CONRAD BACHELIER PASSING IN 2023: OBIT
WITH REGRETS, JUST LEARNED PASSING OF 59ER LARRY L. KING: OBIT 
JACK WALLACE PASSES AWAY, FIRST ZOOM RECORDS ARTIST: IN MEMORIAM
65TH CLASS REUNION SET, APRIL 16, 2024, TRIDENT GRILL, DETAILS HERE
CLASSMATE ELLEN RILEY ROWE DIES IN PHOENIX, FEB, 2023: IN MEMORIAM
SORRY TO REPORT DEATH OF "ANIMAL" BOB LAWRENCE IN 2021. OBIT
59ER MARY CRITCHELL CALANNI AND HER ANIMAL SANCTUARY: HERE
CLASSMATE FRANCES ARCHER CUCUZZA PASSES AWAY IN CALIF 6/17: OBIT
DOING BUSINESS ON THE MOON? YES! OUR FORD BURKHART REPORTS HERE
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR SITE WEBMASTER, PLEASE READ HERE
CLASSMATE LARRY HESSICK PASSES AWAY IN TUCSON AUG. 5, 2022: IN MEM.
PAM MORRIS SAMUELS ON KGUN-TV, CH. 9, "ABSOLUTELY ARIZONA" VIDEO
JUDY MAYNARD LOWE, NEW INTERIM CEO-TUCSON REALTORS ASSN: VIDEO
REPORT OF CLASSMATE/AUTHOR NEIL CARMONY DEATH IN 2021: IN MEM.
GEORGIA HANSON LOVE PASSES AWAY IN TUCSON NOV. 10, 2021:  OBIT
CLASSMATE MARILYN NEUMER WHITE PASSES AWAY IN TUCSON: OBIT
CHS HALL OF FAME ADDS THREE FROM CLASS OF 1959: PIC & STORY
59er HAL LANDON IN NEW 2021 TV SERIES "SIDE HUSTLE" SHOW PHOTO
SORRY TO REPORT PASSING OF CLASSMATE CAROLYN STELL IN 2019 OBIT
59ER BETTY LOU DANDURAND JUNGER PASSES AWAY IN TUCSON: OBIT
CAROLYN NIETHAMMER, FORD'S WIFE, PENS BOOK A DESERT FEAST: VIDEO
CHS TEACHER, TRACK COACH GALE BELL PASSES AWAY AT 96 - OBITUARY
59ER ACTOR HAL LANDON JR. ENDS 40 YEAR RUN AS SCROOGE: LA TIMES 
DAVE GILES HONORED FOR FOUNDING INTERMOUNTAIN CENTERS: NEWS
QUENTIN BRYSON NAMED SOME TUCSON STREETS! STAR STORY HERE
CHS 59ER GENE CAYWOOD ON TV WITH HIS TRANSPORT MUSEUM: HERE
CLASSMATE JIM BRISCOE STILL GOING STRONG-STAR FRONT PAGE: LOOK
TEE TAYLOR TALKS ABOUT SKYDIVING ON TUCSON NPR RADIO: HERE

SPECIAL FEATURES:
TROJAN TRUMPETEER BACK ISSUES...ON LINE FROM WHEN WE WERE IN SCHOOL! www. trojantrumpeteer.com
DAVE GILES, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE INNOVATER: STORY  
RAY LINDSTROM IN AZ BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME: VIDEO
GENE CAYWOOD, MGR. OF HISTORIC BUS PROJECT: AZ STAR
DAVE GILES: 40TH YEAR HEADING ICHD. STAR STORY
WEBSITE STATS, CIRCULATION, FOR 10 YEARS STATS
TEE TAYLOR'S SKYDIVING EXPLOITS: TUCSON WKLY
ZOOM RECORDS: The TV Documentary
HAL LANDON Jr. : Our Star of Stage, Screen, TV 
FORD BURKHART: From The Big Apple to the Old Pueblo 
NATE FOSTER: Nate's News and Assorted Oddities
PAM MORRIS: Pam Morris Writes 
RAY LINDSTROM: News From Your Humble Webmaster 
PATSY BURGDORF: Bits and Pieces of a Well Seasoned Ham
CLASSMATE STORIES: We've been there and wrote about it. 
50 YEARS LATER: CHS Anniversary Open House
55 YEAR OLD HOME MOVIES OF CHS IN 1957: YOUTUBE
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60th Reunion
See the photos HERE
NEW CD From Your CHS Record Label,
ZOOM
 Records- Details HERE
OUR 65th REUNION...
April 16, 2024   Details HERE
VIDEO OF PHOTOS 
FROM REUNIONS 1979-2004 HERE