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TNT (B)-045A
Date: 10-22-19651 of 5:
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Series: TNT (B)   Image#: 045A   Date: 10-22-1965
Jim Berg, Mount Tahoma High School quarterback, as photographed in October of 1965. Jim, a junior, was at that time preparing to take on the powerful Franklin Pierce football team at Lincoln Bowl. He was listed as the City League's top passer with 19 completions out of 42 tries for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Jim Berg would graduate from Mount Tahoma in 1967 and was awarded a scholarship from the Tacoma Firefighters Local Union No. 31 and its Ladies Auxiliary. He was a multi-purpose athlete, starring on the school's football, basketball and baseball teams during his high school career. Jim was named to Tacoma's all-city teams both in football and baseball. He planned to attend Portland University and major in history with a minor in physical education. (TNT 10-22-1965; TNT 9-24-1967)
D163162-2
Date: 04-02-19732 of 5:
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Series: D163162   Image#: 2   Date: 04-02-1973
Northeast view from Manitou Park to the Tacoma Mall, taken via helicopter on April 2, 1973. In the near center of the photograph is the sprawling campus of Mount Tahoma High School, built in 1961. The school has since been relocated to a 50-acre site formerly part of the old Flett Dairy. The Tacoma Mall Shopping Center is center, near the top of the photograph, with I-5 traffic flowing adjacent to the busy Mall. Photograph ordered by Puget Sound National Bank.
D131332-5
Date: 06-13-19613 of 5:
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Series: D131332   Image#: 5   Date: 06-13-1961
These young students appear to be getting an early start at Mount Tahoma High School in mid-June, 1961, since the school did not open until September of that year. Built to accomodate the growing South End neighborhoods, the award winning school was designed by Robert Billsbrough Price using an open campus style. The tower pictured on the upper campus would later house a bell; it would become a tradition for seniors to ring the bell on the last day of school. Photograph ordered by the Weyerhaeuser Co. for the cover of the company magazine.
D153843-2
Date: 04-18-19684 of 5:
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Series: D153843   Image#: 2   Date: 04-18-1968
On April 18, 1968 the students of Mount Tahoma High School squeezed into one of the school's courtyards for a good natured group portrait. By 1968 Mt. Tahoma, which opened in September of 1961 was full to overflowing with students. This photograph was used in an advertisement that ran in the News Tribune in support of a school bond proposition which, if passed by the voters, would fund the construction of two new high schools. Tacoma's high schools were adding 450 students a year and there were already 2,400 more high school students than the state Office of Public Instruction recommended. The May 21st school bond election failed due to low voter turnout. "Tightwad Hill" next to Cheney Stadium was chosen in 1969 as the site for Tacoma's next high school; the Henry Foss High School opened there in 1973. (Photograph ordered by the Citizens Committee for School Support.) (TNT 5-17-68, B-6)
D127009-5COLOR
Date: ca. 19605 of 5:
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Series: D127009   Image#: 5COLOR   Date: ca. 1960
Color architectural drawing of Mount Tahoma High School. Robert Billsbrough Price, noted Tacoma architect, designed the "campus style" format of the new Mount Tahoma High School, located at 6229 So. Tyler. Mr. Price had received much praise for his innovative design of Hunt Junior High School. The architect's drawing made full use of the new campus' 76 acres. Built by Strom Construction, Mount Tahoma would be the first "all-electric" school in Tacoma and would have the first "school-within-a-school" where sophomores, juniors and seniors would be in separate sections. It would have its first classes in September, 1961, and be officially dedicated on November 8, 1961.
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