December 15, 2010 / News

Seattle blogger uses old yearbook to remember an era

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Bellevue yearbook

1959 Bellevue yearbook (Image from SeattlePI.com)

A SeattlePI.com blogger known as the Uptown Girl recently wrote a post that perfectly illustrated the wonderful, lasting value of yearbooks.

She used a 1959 yearbook from Seattle-area Bellevue High School to learn a little bit about the school’s history, and how life was different then.

The most interesting observations include the images of Bellevue from that many years ago, and how the town has changed since then, as well as what some of the students ambitions were and what they went on to do, including one who would go on to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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.