February 3, 2011 / News

Porterville residents get the chance to buy antique yearbooks

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Antique collectors, or simply those interested in the history of the local community around Porterville, Calif., will get their chance to make a valuable purchase this weekend.

Porterville Union High School yearbooks dating back as far as 1907 and 1909 will be on sale at a local bookstore, according to recorderonline.com.

The organizers of the sale from the Friends of the Library organization told the local newspaper that the yearbooks provide a unique glimpse into what life was like that long ago, right down to the clothing and the hair styles.

“A young man came by one Saturday and found his grandfather in one of the yearbooks,” volunteer Bobbie Caulk said. “He bought it and said he was giving it to his father as a birthday present.”

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.