Saturday, December 31, 2011

Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastapol, CA

Established in 1908. 
In 1909 Analy High School opens. Students attend in temporary classrooms while school is being built. Total enrollment for Analy High School was 37 students.
J.C. Williamson is named the first principal of Analy High School.

In 1920, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey visits Sebastopol and attends the Analy High School Boxing tournament. Dempsey fights a one-round exhibition with Senior class member Glenn Winkler. Dempsey then serves as a guest referee for the remaining bouts on the card.

In 1925, Analy High School adopted the tiger as its mascot. Years later, Garcia would name his guitar "Tiger". Mickey Hart also went to high school here.

Jerry performed here 
Fall 1959
Analy High School is where Garcia played his first gig. He had a five- piece combo, The Chords, in which he played the guitar, and there was a piano, two saxes, and a bass. They won a prize of being able to record their own song. They chose Bill Doggett's "Raunchy".  Jerry did not graduate.Jerry Garcia enrolls as a junior at Analy High School. Garcia does not finish his senior year at Analy, enlisting in the military.(1)


1 comment:

  1. I could not find any references to Mackey Hart attending Analy High School.