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Parker's 50 anniversary

  • Parker High School opened its doors to students for the first time 50 years ago, on Feb. 12, 1968. In recognition of that significant event, The Gazette takes a trip down memory lane.

In an editorial dated Dec. 16, 1966, the Janesville Daily Gazette suggested it was time for the former Janesville High School to reconsider its mascot, the bluebird.

The baby boomers fueled the building blitz that took place in school districts across the county during the 1960s. Janesville was no exception.