December 20, 2010 / News

Historian pieces together 100 years of Castle Rock yearbooks

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Jerry Kelly of Castle Rock, Wash., calls himself an “armchair historian” and he recently set out on a project to take 100 years’ worth of old Castle Rock High School yearbooks and put them on a CD for anybody who might be as interested in the school’s past as he is.

This article from Washington newspaper The Daily News details how Kelly put the Castle Rock history CD together.

There are highlights from 78 yearbooks included on the CDs Kelly has created. And due to his love of history, Kelly told the newspaper he’s even thought about working on similar projects for other schools in his area.

“What I’m hoping for, if nothing else, is to inspire someone else to think ‘I’d like to do that for my school.’ “

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.