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SENIOR CLASS TRIP ---  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1961

Our Senior Class trip was to a resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  We spent the entire day (beginning at 6 AM and ending at 2 AM the next day) at beautiful "Vacaton Valley" on Echo Lake in the Poconos.   Below are photos of that memorable day (including newspaper clippings and permissions slips). 

 ( ** If YOU have photos from this Senior Class Trip to the Poconos, please send them to Dave Kay, and he will get them posted on this page.  Thanks!)

FYI:  In the late 1970s, Vacation Valley was bought out by Caesar's Palace [of Las Vegas casino fame], and had its name changed to "Caesar's Pocono Palace".  This name has again been changed, and today [2012] it is known as "The Pocono Palace Resort").




June 14, 1961  The Senior Class Picture at Vacation Valley, on Echo Lake in the heart of the Poconos in Pennsylvania





Close-up of the left side --



.............. and a close-up of the right side --




And then there was also this TALLER Panoramic shot, with "VACATION VALLEY" on top:





1961 News Clipping from the Panther's Pause ----  and the PERMISSION SLIP  for the trip


 



Then the Guys posed for other photos --- 

Left Photo (front row):  Ed Hempel, Bob Jewett;  Ken Miller;  Vinny Piscitello;  Jeff Kinney
.....................(back row):  Jim Cooper;  Frank Kingsland;  George Linnartz;  Stan Conklin; Bob Stracher;  Art Beauchamp
Right Photo (L to R):  Stu Corn;  Wayne Farissier?(in back);  Frank Kingsland;  Fred Wenz (standing);  Ed Hempel (back, right)



The day cabin/house to which some of the Senior Girls were assigned was far enough away from the main building that they had to take a "hay wagon" ride to their rooms........  In this photo are (L to R):  Loretta Walsh, Chris Paolillo, Lillian Hanas, then 2 girls can't be seen, then Mary Lou Breithaupt (tallest in this picture), and Erlinda Grass.




And in another photo from the same wagon ride:  (L to R):  Nancy Spoerer, Loretta Walsh, Chris Paolillo, Lillian Hanas (head down) and Jan Coomber.



 




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