Monday, November 16, 2009


Some people collect figurines, dolls, baskets or other things. I, collect yearbooks. I mainly collect Ford City High School (my alma mater) yearbooks. I also have some Kittanning High School yearbooks that were my fathers and some Lenape Elementary yearbooks that came with some other ones I purchased.

I have 1951, 1952, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1996, 1998, 1999 from Ford City. I also own a 1930 Ford City Senior Book. If you have any of the missing years that you would like to sell or know of any that someone wants to find a good home for, please let me know!

Now, here are my favorites and why.....

This is the 1930 Senior Book. This is a small book and only features the seniors of that year.

The most bizarre thing about this book is when you open the cover, inside is a vellum sheet, which is not uncommon. What is bizarre is that it is embossed with spider webs and spiders. I am not sure why, but it has always fascinated me.

This is the 1952 Trireme. It is the 50th Anniversary of the yearbook. In 1902, the first class graduated from FCHS, there were six graduates. This was, however, when they had a three year program. The first four year program graduates were the class of 1909, which is what most people, including the Alumni Association consider to be the first official graduating class. There were four graduates that year. This yearbook is my favorite of all because it has a ton of history about the school.

This is the 1981 Trireme. This was my first year in high school, ninth grade. I came from Ford City Catholic. This yearbooks is a favorite because I spent HOURS looking at it every night. I swear, I memorized every one's faces and names from grades seventh through twelfth. My friends in the nail world refer to me as The Mayor because I know everyone and if I don't know you, give me five minutes and I will. I like to think that this reputation started in 1980-81 with this yearbook.

This is the 1984 Trireme. This was my senior year, so of course, this would have to make the favorites as well.

So, again, if you or anyone you know wants to find a good home for their yearbooks. I can provide that home. I love all things Ford City, especially Ford City High School yearbooks.

1 comment:

fennell2 said...

hi i also collect yearbooks i may have a few ford city exter ford city year books for sell i think 1 have 1947 1948 1949 and 1950 ford city for trade and i have kittanning form 1927 up to 1937 and 1951 1953 1965 1966 1968 1970

i would be willing to trade for any exter ford city books that you may have i would sell some of the 1's i have listed above for the right price i also buy yearbooks if you know of any one that is selling any i need kittanning 1916 up to 1922 and 1947 1950 1955 and 1986 and up for fordcity i need 1920 and up to 1939 1941 to 1945 1957 1968 1961 1962 1963 1966 1969 1973,74. 75, 1980 and up to 2010

you can reach me at or 724 543 1166