When Nesquehoning Zoning Officer Gene Kennedy bought his house he
found a complete set of Nesquehoning High School Yearbooks in the attic.
The house was formally owned by Mr. John D. Williams a teacher and
principal at Nesquehoning High School. These books were in excellent
condition. He graciously lent me the books to copy and share them with
you and preserve some of Nesquehoning's history for future generations.
With the passing of time the echoes of school life grow fainter and
fainter, and then die away. Gone forever are the routines of school
life, the fun you had and the friends you made. As you glance through
these yearbooks you will recapture these moments and the echoes will
| From the earliest times in
the history of the American Indian they kept records of individual,
family and tribal events by means of symbols and picture writing on
dried buffalo skins. Such records telling of the most important events
of each year were known at their WINTER COUNT. We at Nesquehoning are
proud of our Indian background. Legend tells us that it means
"narrow valley." In 1956 the student body voted to change the
name from the Nesquehoning Indians to the Nesquehoning Warriors. Yes,
like the Indian of old, Nesquehoning High even had their "Winter
Count." Not on buffalo skins, but on the pages of the yearbook
called "The Arrow".
Nesquehoning's first yearbook was in 1950.
There was no year on the cover, it only said ARROW. The pictures were
taken by Mr. Rudy Bednar, of Nesquehoning. Most of the text in the book
was done on a typewriter.
1951 and 1952 were the only years the book was
soft cover. Photos were by Rudy Bednar and text was still done on a
In 1953 the text, pictures and especially the
ads that now included logos and clipart made the book much better.
The 1954 book had a padded cover and was the
thickest book of all, because pages were only printed on one side. This
book also contained the only photo of the football team in their regular
clothes and not in their football uniforms.
The 1955 and 1956 books were made by Myers and
contained more pictures, especially of activities.
From 1957 to 1963 the books were made by Taylor
and the last book in 1964 was made by Delmor.
The first school at Nesquehoning was in the
year 1830, who would have thought that the end would come in 1964. On
the last page of the last yearbook of the last year of Nesquehoning High
is a picture with the fitting caption, "The End."
| All I wanted to do was take a
couple of pictures from these books to use in our calendar and I ended
up taking over 4,000 pictures with a digital camera and scanned more
than 2,000 pages. I scanned every page of every book and wish I could
put all of them on the web site for everyone to view, but it would be
impossible because of the space needed. I will put the senior pictures
of each year on this site and some various pictures that I will change
from time to time.
Dear old high, our inspiration,
Wisdom's shine so dear.
Sons and Daughters in devotion
Bring thee praise sincere
On the field of contest playing,
'Neath maroon and gold;
Or in pleasant halls of learning,
Thou our lives doth mold.
Send us forth, dear Alma Mater,
Tested, tried, and true.
May our love of thee ne'er falter,
All life's journey through.
Dear old Nesquehoning High School,
Loud we praise thy name.
May thy sterling preparation
Lead us on to fame.