BACougars66.com

 

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The Website For the Bryan Adams High School  Class of 1966 

This website and its contents Created and Edited by Richard Parker with your help and contributions. 

Check out our new menu format, making it easier to find what you're looking for in our ever-growing site. Note: Here and elsewhere in this website we will use the surnames that our female classmates had in high school. No offense intended but we simply don't know most of the women's married names.

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Note: Due to illness in the family, there will not be an update for the next couple of months. Please take the opportunity to browse through memory lane and re-visit the articles, photos and videos from the previous 32 months. The website will continue to grow and be updated in the near future. I hope you all understand and thanks!
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The most recent update includes a NEW Chapter of The Cougar Scrapbook, a new music video below on this page, a special article about Captain Midnight in the "Pop Culture" menu (with a special exclusive video), new photos below in Front Page Features.  Plus new photos in "Dallas Back In The Day", The Magazine Stand and "Miscellaneous Memories". Check back in a few months as we add all the new material.


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HEY GUESS WHAT? Peter Noone (Herman of Herman's Hermits) sent us an email about our website! No kidding! We get over a thousand visits each month but who knew that '60s superstars were among our visitors?

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SAD NEWS: We have received news of the passing of our friend and classmate Mike Toon. He passed away in the early hours of February 5, 2013. Our thoughts are with his family.

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INDEX TO THE MENUS

 

Main Menu – Continually updated news and views.

Cougar Scrapbook – Memories of growing up in Dallas – 32 Chapters and growing.

Schools – So far six of our grade schools are covered in detail. Anyone wish to contribute an article on the other schools?

Videos – Nostalgic, fun clips and music videos.

Film Room Memories – Funny takes on those great “educational” films we recall.

Cougar Memories – Stories, photos and memories of our childhood, schools and friends.Check out "Archive of Previous Front Page Features" for dozens of photos and memories.

Photos – Pictures of us as kids, at reunions and more.

Dallas – Memories of Big D – hundreds of photos, articles and memories of the people, places, theaters, hangouts, restaurants, landmarks and childhood memories of Dallas.

Pop Culture - Cool stuff we remember from our childhood. TV shows, music, magazines and more.

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Special Thanks To Dennis Morrisalt

Dennis has become the financial sponsor of this website, and it is through his generous support that this site continues to return us all to "those thrilling days of yesteryear." Thanks Dennis! (Right: That's Dennis today -- on the far right in case you couldn't tell!)

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Also - thanks to Betty True, Gary Blackshear, Chip Chase, Jerry Dauterive and Bob Culmer for their support of this site. 

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December additions: Chapter 31 of the the Cougar Scrapbook, plus Christmas memories throughout. Enjoy!

New for November: Chapter 30 of the Cougar Scrapbook - "Spaced Out in the Fifties". Plus new photos in Dallas Back in the Day, Miscellaneous Memories, Front Page Features (below.) And a new music video. If you have any photos or memories to share, please email them to us.

October: New photos in the Front Page Features, Dallas Back in the Day and Miscellaneous Memories. A new chapter in The Cougar Scrapbook all about The Big D Jamboree. Plus more...have fun.

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Believe it or not, our little website is now averaging over two thousand different visitors each month. Not bad considering we only had 1000 in our graduating class. In the past three years we've had over fifty thousand visits representing different folks from all over including New York, Colorado, California, Georgia, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Florida, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, several other states, some from foreign countries and of course many from Texas.

A few of these recent visitors included:

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Linda Sharpe, Phil Patterson, Jim Guy, Lorraine DeLong, Pam Whitson, Chris Frederiksen, Charles Pulley, Ray Cantrell, Veronica Ferguson, Elaine Lancaster, Brenda Bull, Barbara Gold, Brad Stanley, Bubba Farley, Jack Abraham, Janet Engdahl, Larry Hardy, Paul Griffith, Steve Brezik, Curt Young, Tommy Folks, Beverly Kirk, Bruce McShan, Bryan Renfro, Carolyn Hafner, Gwyn Castle, Mary Cathey, Judy Caudle, Dennis Morris, Chip Chase, Rosemary Fouts, Peggy Qualls, Jowell Peden, Karen Schreiber, Carlene Fain, Jerry Dauterive, Jack McKinney, Paul Switzer, Sharon Kovar, Jerry Harris, Bobby Bassett, Jimmy Williamson, Sonny Buchanan, Betty True, David Ellis, Cathleen Reid, Gail Payton, Eddie Stallings, Karen Chamblee, Jackie Williams, Linda Crew, Deborah Arnold, David Stokey, Susan Rucker, David Dooley, Genie Geer, Randy Hay, Nibs Gourley, Craig Holcomb, Linda Cannon, Bruce Stensrud, Ronny Rhoades, Nick Wilson, Joan Rivers, Joe Guarnera, Mick Dommer, Connie Richardson, Paul Powell, Bill Strawn, Donna Chennault, Anne Chambers, Mike Harbuck, Tony Harris, Sue Cole, John Frith, Jon Clifford, Judi Floyd, Justin Norris, Geannie Byrd, Rodger Leger, Jane Martin, Jimmie Kimbrell, Bob Culmer, Galand Brunson, Tommy McLeod, Linda Garten, Anne Hill, Marvilou Thompson, Brent Parrott, Jeanne Hamusek, Cheryl Kent, Jimmy Satery, Chick Anderson, Bobby Chenault, Amijo Woner, Mark Tunstall, Mike Turner, Mickey Jacobs, Lane Bradford, Jackie McGaha, Eleanor Hill, Ronnie Henderson, Jimmy Hawkins, Daryle Echols, Wilbert Watson, Linda McKendree, Danny Crim, Alexa Walker, Laura Gallia, Rod Stewart, Mike Humphries, Melvin Crews, David Anderson, Richard Anderson, Roscoe Nunn, Lowell Templin, Sally Pyle, Benjie Sanders, Barbara Pearce, Richard Perkins, Colleen Savile, Lee Rodgers, Paul Roach, Anita Kramer, Jay McAlexander, Donna Maury, Ronnie Joplin, Mike Cowart, Karyn Oberholtzer, Keith Martin, Gary Millican, Dianna Parker, Orville Johnson, Ronnie Neal, Wesley Mourer, Larry Janousek, Karla Thornhill, Robert Kissell, Janet Jayroe, Barbara Melton, Bill Summers, Anita Kramer, Gwynn Herrick, Sheila Higgs, Leslie Heller, Janis Goss, Sharon Weaver, Robert Feagan, Judy Ferguson, Bobby Feuerbacher, Mike Ewell, Teresa Duffin, Carriejean Chambliss,  Mike Cavendar, Frances Cage, Norman Brothers, Marshall Bryant, Gary Blackshear, Mike Paschal, Johnny Pantages, Mike Whitten, Larry Crocker, Richard York, Greg Egnew, Becky Ladd, Bruce Hill, Liz Lurie, Les Baxter, John Threadgill, Richard Whaley, John Shuffler. 

(Want to see your pic in the group? Email us and let us know you're here too. You can now leave us a message easily by using our new  "Contact Us" feature - click in the Main Menu on the right.)

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101 Things Worth Lookin’ For In This Website:

The Studio Club, sixth grade dance pictures, Reinhardt, KLIF vs KBOX, Miss Inez, Charco’s, The Dallas Eagles, Candy Barr, Kip’s, The Casa Linda Theater, The Shy-Annes, The Buckner Drive In, Jack and Jill Lanes, Hexter, White Rock Staking Rink, Kiest Elementary, Broadway Skateland, Casa View School, Slam Bang Theater, The Cry Room, Victory Dances, Officer Friendly, The Brockles’ Special Dressing Recipe, The Gator, Hill vs Gaston, The Comet Rollercoaster, The Lassies, Skillern’s Drugs, first grade class photos, The Truett Tigers, Cox Cemetery, Shakey’s Pizza, Kenny and the Kasuals, The Cothurnus Club, The Prince of Hamburgers, The Dallasan Record Store, The Cellar, Charlie and Harrigan, Wrigleys Supermarket, Green lunchroom burger recipe, Miss White Rock – 1966, Cap’n Swabby, The Casa View Drive In,  Spirit Ribbons, Mickey and Amanda,  The Chessmen, The Hilltopper, The Signal, The Cougar Chronicle, The Weird Beard, Big Shakes, Gingham Girl Studios, Youngblood’s, Sump’n Else, The Motley Mansion, DreamAires, Alex Sanger, field day ribbons, the words to Louie Louie, Ice Capades, The Senior Assembly, Ward’s Cut Rate Drugs, Atlantic Mills, Pommac, the one-lane bridge, Shindig vs Hullabaloo, Cabell’s Dairy Way, Goff’s, M.E. Moses, prom photos, Kitty’s Wonderland, Uncle Tiny, The Zing Team, Ashburn’s Ice Cream, Jimmy Duck, Foremost Milk trucks, Storybook Land, Gill Elementary, The Devil’s Bowl, The Garland Road Drive In, The Rafters, The Bronco Bowl, Jimmy White’s Grocery, The Big Thicket, Variety Theater, gym suits, Jimmy Rabbitt, LouAnn’s, duck and cover drills, letter sweaters, Ports O’ Call, The Pit Club, The Wilshire Theater, Submarine Races, The Big D Jamboree, Duke Keomuka, The Lady of the Lake, Julie Benell, The Tilt-A-Whirl, Y.Y. Wickie, Big Don Norman, Elsie The Cow, Tuesday Weld and hundreds of other wonderful memories.

And a few more odd tidbits to look for: The Sally B Sweet Shoppe, "Wild Thing", The Carousel Club, "Chewed to Bits by Giant Turtles", White Rock Skating Rink, The Chessmen and the Briks, the theme to "Spin and Marty", Charline Arthur, Torture by Basketball, a 50 year old Kip's Menu, The 5 of a Kind, Icky Twerp videos, The true meaning of bicycles, The Beatles in Dallas, “Big Balls in Cowtown”, Robby The Robot, "My Dog Buddy", Vick's Cafeteria, P.C. Cobb Stadium,  Venus Fly Trap, "Weasels Ripped My Flesh", DreamAires, dodgeball, Dick Tracy’s Secret Service Patrol, The Mickey Mouse Club song, Casa Magnetica, Fabian and plastic army men.

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"CougarPalooza 2016 - Still Roarin' After 50 Years "

The hope and plan is that our 50th Reunion will be open and at no charge to all BA '66 Grads and a guest each. How? See the PayPal button at the top right of this page? You can contribute now which will defray the server costs for this website and donate money which will be put toward our 50th. Does this sound like a good plan to everyone? You can make your contribution publically known here on the site, or keep it confidential. Your choice.

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You can leave us a message easily by using our new  "Contact Us" feature - click in the Main Menu on the right.

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RECOMMENDED

The Bryan Adams Alumni Association - Contact them here: www.baaa.org

The East Dallas Times - www.eastdallastimes.com

The White Rock Weekly - www.whiterocklakeweekly.com

The Lakewood Advocate - www.lakewood.advocatemag.com

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SHAMELESS PLUGS!

The TWERP GENERATION 

Growing Up In Dallas In the 50's and 60s

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Anyone who grew up in the era and the area will find hundreds of things they remember fondly - from the local TV shows, favorite hangouts, movie theaters, dances, shopping, burger joints, roller rinks, gymnasium sock hops, schools, the Fair, music, bands, sports, concerts, local radio and TV personalities to first-hand accounts of events like The 1964 Beatles concert and sneaking into drive in theaters.

This 224 page book has been described as "A must read for baby-boomers who grew up the Dallas - Fort Worth area... " (Shari Goldstein Stern - The White Rock Lake Weekly).

"Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear..." Take a fun rollercoaster ride through Dallas back in the day!

Do you remember: The Studio Club, Icky Twerp, Mickey and Amanda, Sivil's, Kip's, KLIF vs KBOX, The Buckner Drive In, Charlie and Harrigan, Surfers A-Go-Go, The Lakewood Rats, The Lady of the Lake, The Ride-N-Laff, Six Flags, Charco's, The Prince of Hamburgers, Storybook Land, Kat's Karavan, The Big D Jamboree, or The Wilshire Theater? If not now, you will when you read "The Twerp Generation - Growing Up In Dallas In The '50s and'60s"

Currently available from Amazon and other booksellers.

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“STOMP AND SHOUT: The All-Too-Real Story of Kenny and the Kasuals and the Garage Band Revolution of the Sixties”       is a ride through the rockin’ era of the mid-sixties “garage bands” – those intrepid pioneers of raw rock and roll. The story centers around the adventures of Kenny and the Kasuals, the Bryan Adams High School rock band that Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed “the Garage Kings” who are “one of the few real sixties bands left in the world.”

The book also covers in remarkable depth the entire garage band phenomenon – the bands, the recordings, the gigs, the venues, the roaring successes and the raging failures. From unknown locals playing for peanuts in the high school gym to The Beatles and Stones kicking out the jams in the stadiums, the sixties rock era is brought back to life.

The Dallas music scene of the late fifties and early sixties is also recounted in great detail, including a lengthy discography of virtually every pop and rock recording artist in North Texas at the time. If you were in a band in the Big D area back then or even just knew someone who was, it is very likely that the group gets at least a mention in this large 344 page book, if not a full description.

Over 100 photos, many never before appearing in any book, enliven the pages. Hundreds of bands are profiled and the songs and lifestyles of the times are brought to you in a fast, funny and deeply informative fashion. This is a “don’t miss” book for any fan of the sixties – whether they are from Dallas or anywhere else.

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SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THIS MONTHS ARTICLES AND OUR

"FRONT PAGE FEATURES":

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Check Out the “Remember When" Video

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28 Minutes of Memories about Bryan Adams

And Growing up in Dallas in the 50s and 60s

Look in the "Videos" Menu

Patience Please - due to its length it can take a few minutes for the video to load up.

A High Speed Connection is Recommended

(This video will remain on the website every month. Most of the front page videos, music and other entries will be moved each month to the menus on the right to make room for new front page features.)

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THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL STUFF:

 

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Updated Monthly Feature - "The Magazine Stand" - We were what we read. And what we read was crazy. New mags added regularly.

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By request - New Selections in the "The BA Jukebox"  - with songs we may (or may not) recall. Send in your requests and we will add them here (no matter how obscure your choices may be. ) Look in the "Cougar Memories" Menu.

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In  "Amazing Stories":

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PLUS - New photos, clippings and memory joggers.

IN THE MENUS

"COUGARS IN THE NEWS" - Flash! Ripped from the files of the Dallas Morning News! The latest News from 1954 - 1966! Updated every week. Did you make the news?

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PHOTOS - From Prom pics to Grade School Football poses. Got any to contribute?AND In the Dallas Menu - "Dallas Back In The Day" - Rare pics of Dallas 1950 - 1966.

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A new Music Video Menu featuring several cool 60s video hits.

"The Sports Pages" - We've collected all of our Sports photos and news articles and put them all in this section. Take a look!  In the photos menu.

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"Where Are They?" - We're trying to locate some of our classmates to let them know abut the upcoming reunion. Know the whereabouts of our lost friends? Check the list!

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REUNIONS - The CougarPalooza is featured in the Main Menu. For The 2010 Mini-Reunion features photos from Curt Young, Brenda Bull and Sheila Higgs - Plus Reunions 1996 and 2006 - Look in the Photos Menu under "Reunions". Upcoming - pics and coverage of CougarPalooza II.

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Amazing Stories! - And some not-so-amazing stories too. In the Cougar Memories Menu.

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"Say What?" Look in the Pop Culture Menu for hilariously misunderstood lyrics.

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VIDEOS -  Our video archive continues to grow. Check them out in the Videos Menu.

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And...In the Main Menu - You Guys Say The Nicest Things - Fan Mail and a few libelous insults

Miscellaneous Memories - Forgotten but not gone.

And nostalgic articles guaranteed to make you say "I don't remember any of this stuff."

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This Month's Music Video

"FIFTIES QUADRUPLE PLAY"

("At The Hop", "Black Slacks", "The Stroll", "We Belong Together")

 


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The Memorial List

This website is dedicated to the classmates we have lost. Click on “Memorial List” in the Main Menu on the top right of this page to read the full listing.

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_FRONT PAGE FEATURES

* Art Grindle

* The Turnpike

* Still wrong after All These Years

* Pep Rally

Marshall makes an arrest

* Mike Whitten

* KLIF - 1960

* Cell Phone - 1966

* CougarPalooza II

* 1960s Cougar Pin

* Interstate Theater Tickets

* Gaston Megaphone

*The Melody Shop

* The Cellar

* The Colony Club

* White Rock Lake

* Men In Shorts!

* KBOX - 1962

* The Prom

* WFAA Band

*Officer Friendly

* Dime Saver

* 1966 Senior Rings

*Graduation

* Autorama - 1966

* Junior Year Cheerleaders

* Six Flags

The Dauterives - 1955

* Bev's Birthday

 

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Remember Art Grindle? "I Want To Sell You A Car" he would scream in his TV commercials as he would roll various clunkers past him in his parking lot. He sponsored most of the Channel 11 movies in the late 50s and early 60s. My favorite Art Grindle moment was the time in one of his live commercials when he introduced one old car, reached for the price tag on the front windshield ($149) and tore the sign in half saying "I'll cut it in half! $75 dollars buys this car tonight!" As he waved the car off to bring on the next, the car shot out a cloud of black smoke so thick you could not see Art or the next car he was selling. Still...for $75 bucks...

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The DFW Turnpike

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Sent to us from Mike Cavendar - The football team is all fired up during this pep rally in the auditorium in 1965. (Maybe they were just tired from all the practicing.)

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Marshall Bryant wrote to tell us that this was the only time he made it into the newspaper. It is important to note that Marshall was the "Columbia Policeman" and NOT the joker who pulled the fire alarm.


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Mike Whitten

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Daryle Echols, Gwen Herrick and Allen Petty at the 2012 CougarPalooza II

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A BA Cougar pin from the mid-sixties.

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Remember when Interstate Theaters sold discount books of tickets. The 40% savings meant a lot on date night when all you were spending were tips from carrying out groceries at Minyard's.

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A mini-megaphone from the sixties. Go Warriors!

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The Melody Shop at Northpark

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Above: Two places to which none of us ever went. The infamous Cellar Club and a set of matchbooks from the downtown Colony Club. Instead we went to the "Junior Good Citizens Club". Didn't we?

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Above: Three shots of White Rock Lake in the 50's.

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Men In Shorts! This 2012 golf-get together included 13 '66 Cougars and one '66 Lake Highlands ringer.

Top: Nibs Gourley, Jim Galbraith, Bubba Farley, (Ringer - Hal Boggan), Chris Frederiksen, Bruce Stensrud, Brent Hranicky, Eddie Stallings and Brent Parrott.

Lower: Sonny Buchanan, Bobby Bassett, Jimmy Hawkins, Bryan Renfro and Mark Tunstall.

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The Top 100 Songs of 1962

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Top: The Prom - 1966    Lower: The official WFAA Orchestra in the early '50s.

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Top: Remember "Officer Friendly" (and his duck, Jimmy?) Photo courtesy Cathy Clark.

Lower: An original "dime saver" from Dallas Federal Savings and an ad for our Class Rings.

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Our Graduation - June 3, 1966. This photo was sent to us by Greg Stallings and you'll have to ask him why there is a big white line  down the center of the photo.

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The 1966 Autorama was obviously a 'guy thing', so why was it held in The Women's Building at Fair Park?

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Our Junior Year - the '64 - '65 Cheerleaders. From our class: that's Curt Young on the left holding Mary Cathey, and that's Jackie McGaHa at the top right. ('65er Ann Tucker - bottom right - is hiding her broken left arm, which she injured when Jimmy McDowell - Class of '65 - dropped her. That's Jimmy in the middle holding another victim.)

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Picture of Six Flags in the mid 60's from Judy Whitten (Mike's sis).

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The Dauterive Kids - circa 1955. That's first grader Jerry surrounded by sisters (l to r: Nannette, Judy and Susan.) To add to this sibling rivalry, a fourth sister, Kasey, was born the next year. Jerry: "The saddest day of my life. I had been soooo good, I knew God would reward me with a little brother. But He didn't...." (The look in Jerry's eyes is priceless!)

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Birthday Party! Beverly Kirk blowing out her candles. Also seen Roger Rainwater and Orville Johnson. Can anyone identify any other partiers?

 

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FOR DOZENS OF OTHER GREAT PHOTOS AND MEMORABILIA ITEMS, GO TO "ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS FRONT PAGE FEATURES" IN THE ARTICLES MENU.

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* State Fair - 66 * Gretta Spoone Band * Dallas Rocks '56 * Five of a Kind * Classmates  * ROTC * KBOX Survey - 1963 * Howdy Doody  * Casa View Merchants * The "Blech Girl" * Casa Linda Theater Clock * The Big D Jamboree * Casa Magnetica, Harry Stone * BA Principals * Miss Inez * State Fair - 1965 * The Smokestack Attack * BA Principals * Reinhardt teachers  * Den One * Casa Linda Way Back When * The Kiest Kids * Sump'n Else Ticket * Elsie The Cow  * Pig Stand Menu  *Thirty Year Reunion * The Stanley Family 1963 * Belles' Reunion * Opera Nuts  * Casa View Christian Baseball Team * The Gill Kids * Connie and Carol   * The BA Stage Band  * Curt Young - Good Citizen * Beatlemaniacs * National Junior Honor Society * 7th Grade Dance Contest  * Classic Midway  * Paula Woodruff - Classy Lassie * 7th Grade Banquet * Two Class Pics * Toon, Guy and Peden  *The BA Girl's Gym  *6th Grade Dance Winners * Official Green-Burger Recipe * The Senior Play Committee * Roy and Dale Lunchbox - 1954 * Sue Lowery - Highland Lassie * The BA Auditorium * The First Belles *Cool Hair! * More KBOX Surveys * The Casa Linda Post Office * The Rhythm Kings * The Cool and the Crazy * Rocket Science * KBOX Survey * Curt Young - 1963 * Hill Highlanders - 1962 - 1963 * B.A. From The Air * Wyatt's Food Store * Buckner at Garland Road  * DA-7-9306  * Wyatt's Cafeteria * Tops at the Hilltopper * Cheerleaders  * 8th Grade Warriors  * Hill Honchos  * Casa Linda State Bank  * Belle Parade  *Talk to the Clown - 1965  * A Guy's Guide to Fashion * 3 Rare Pictures of BA  *Karl Hoefle's Yellow Pages Covers  * White Rock Booms  *Charlie and Harrigan  * I Hated O.L. Nelms  * News Flash - 1965 * Campaign Advertising  * Wedding Announcement  * Lochwood Bank Time Capsule * Skillern's 50s * KLIF vs KBOX  * The Flip  * The Miss White Rock Pageant - 1966 * BA vs SOC (We won) * Spirit Ribbons * Mickey, Amanda, Jimmy Duck and Curt Young  * Brockles Special Dressing Recipe * The Owl and Rooster Mystery * First Day of First Grade * Not Allowed In Miss Fowler's Library.

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Coming In Future Updates:

More in the series on our elementary schools - and in future updates "Records Made In Dallas",  "The Lady of the Lake", “Dallas Theaters of the 50s and 60s”, "The King of Diamonds", "The Cowboys First Season", "A History of The Belles", "The Mickey Mouse Club", and articles about the fashions, fads, music, television and movies of our youth.

(If you have any info or pics on the above subjects, please send them to us.)

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New articles and features are added every few days. Check back regularly.

To read an article or anything in this website more easily, go up to your top menu under "View", click "zoom" and then click "zoom in" once or more until you can read the type. "Zoom Out" will take you back to normal size.

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REUNION INFO TO COME: Yes, we will have our 50th Reunion (and probablyour last one) in 2016. It’s too early to supply information now, but in the coming years you will find that info here.

For pics and info about our 1996 and 2006 Reunions look in the Photos Menu.

REUNION SUGGESTIONS?

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We especially welcome photos, clippings and scans of printed items from our lives1954 -1966. Got any memories to share?

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Notice: This is a non-profit website, just for the entertainment and information of the BA Class of 1966. Any existing copyrights of any photos or videos belong to their respective copyright holders. All original material in this website and the website itself is Copyright 2012, BACougars66.com

The photo of The Prince of Hamburgers is by Randy A. Carlisle and is used by permission.

All Dallas Morning News articles herein remain the property of The Dallas Morning News.

Some photos in this site came from the wonderful collection belonging to The Dallas Public Library. Thanks to them for their continuing support of Dallas history.

Copyright 2012, BACougars66.com


 

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Any income above expenses will go to lowering the cost of “CougarPalooza 2016 - 50 Years and Still Roarin’" - our 50th Reunion which will hopefully be free to all ’66 BA grads.
Shameless Plug!
The all-too-real story of Kenny and the Kasuals and the garage band revolution of the sixties. 

An uninhibited look at the wild days and wilder nights of Texas' rock'n'roll "garage kings" from two guys who were there when it happened