CHA’s Going the Extra Mile Award
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May Day 1913, Library Park, Coronado, California.
This scrapbook highlights the goings on of Coronado High School in the 1920s, particularly sports and the arts. Some notable things in this scrapbook are the dedication of the new Coronado High School building on January 12, 1923, “Little Women” put on in the CHS Theater, the Girls Club annual “High Jinx,” and the victories of the CHS Football and Basketball teams.
One of the notable things in this yearbook is the CWC’s “Coroscope,” a play on words with the word “horoscope” typically associated with life predictions based on the zodiac signs. In this case, it documents what will be going on in the club for that particular month or astrological season. Primary sources like these give us a glimpse into the past and let us know the fine details that went into the everyday running of organizations such as the Coronado Women’s Club, a club still active today. This scrapbook shows more than just a small yearbook, something created by many women’s clubs throughout the 20th century, and is made into sections, first listed by year, and then by committee. Through this, we learn more about the lives and contributions of the women of Coronado and what they did for their community.