Welcome to the 1960 Vapor Trails!

Beth Miller (Collier) '61, who brought us the 1961 Vapor Trails and participated as a Junior in the 1960 Commencement Recessional, has sent a new trove of materials! Click to view the 1960 Commencement Program!

And in the "Other Lore" section of e-Citadel's LORE page, don't miss the Spring 1960 Konuşmaker student newspaper, also contributed by Beth - Çok teşekkürederim, Beth! Available for a mere 1 Lira or 10 cents, the newspaper was full of informative end-of-year facts for that year's graduates as well as all students on the edges of their seats waiting for summer vacation. Warnings and dire threats of terrible consequences for those who didn't clean out their lockers or failed to return library books or textbooks abound. The full story of the Junior-Senior Prom and its "Over the Rainbow" theme and arrangements for graduation night at the theater is here, as well as a description of difficulties encountered arranging the Senior Trip to Cyprus. You may also find some of the Senior Wills hilarious!

As some alumni may not know, before there was Citadel yearbook, there was Vapor Trails!

That's right - Vapor Trails was the yearbook put out on behalf of all the American high schools in the region before our school was able to get its own yearbook produced. Vapor Trails included the American high schools from the following countries/cities:

  • ENGLAND - Bushy Park
  • FRANCE - Chateauroux
  • GERMANY - Bitburg and Wiesbaden
  • LIBYA - Wheelus
  • MOROCCO - Nouasseur
  • TURKEY - Ankara and Izmir

On behalf of all Ankara alumni, I'd like to thank Sally Gorham (Vangsness, '60) for scanning all the Ankara High School Seniors pages and sharing her yearbook with all of us! Thank you for mailing it to Jill Park Doyle '71 in 2011 so it could be rescanned on a commercial scanner. Sally, you did a wonderful thing bringing these pages to your fellow alumni!

1960 - The Year In History

Top Ten Songs of 1960

1. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles
2. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
3. Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
4. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
5. Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
6. Chain Gang - Sam Cooke
7. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
8. Shop Around - Miracles
9. The Twist - Chubby Checker
10. Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers

Created 3/27/05.
Updated 4/14/11
Contact: Shiela Weaver '67

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