REMEMBER WHEN ... TASCOSA HIGH SCHOOL 1967
1967 was a very good year. It saw the graduation of Tascosa High School's amazing seniors with their futures ahead of them and where anything was possible. We were invincable and ready to get started on with our lives.
In 1967 we saw the continued presence of American troops in Vietnam, the draft was on the mind of every young man at graduation. Everyone knew who Twiggy was and the skirts just got shorter and shorter (of couse Ms. Willy was right there to make sure they were long enough!), paper clothes even made an apperance even though they didn't last long. The Beatles reigned supreme with the release of "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band" and the summer of 1967 has gone down in history as the "Summer of Love". The Monkees, Rolling Stones, Turtles, Beatles and Doors as well as a bunch more great music was heard on KPUR constantly and blasted from our cars on our eight track tapes!
Movies included "The Graduate", "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke", and on television you could see The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, Laugh-In, Gunsmoke, Family Affair, Red Skelton, and Ed Sullivan. Color televisions were beginning to be more popular.
The yearly inflation rate was 2.78%
The dow closed the year at 905
The average house cost $14,250
The average income was $6,300
Gas cost about $ .29 per gallon (unless there was a gas war and then you could see $ .19 per gallon at the pump and $ .50 worth of gas would drag Stanley's all night.)
The Federal Minimum Wage increased to $1.40 per hour
The average price of a new car was $2,700
The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series
The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl
Philadelphia 76ers were NBA Champions
Jack Nicklaus won the US Open
Lyndon B. Johnson was Time Magazine's Man of the Year
The Doors were banned from the Ed Sullivan show after agreeing to censor the lyrics to their hit "Light My Fire", but ended up singing the original lyrics anyway.
And the best song at the All-Night-Party was "We've Got to Get Out of this Place"!