Most are gone now but when I was in BHS there were less shop classes than in 1947, but most were still going.
Wood Shop, Radio Shop, Electricity Shop, Machine Shop, Drafting, Photography, Auto Shop and my favorite Printing.
What I learned at BHS in Print shop has provided a career for my whole life and has served me well. I would love to see some more vocational classes added in the modern Burbank High and Burroughs High Schools.
But enjoy this Flash Back to 1947 BHS when Shop was what boys did all afternoon.
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Slowly fading with the city’s ever-changing landscape, the places and people of Burbank’s past tell a vibrant story. Before the arrival of Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, First National Pictures built its original studio lot on Olive Ave in 1926. For over sixty years, Lockheed Aircraft Company produced some of the nation’s best airplanes where the massive Empire Shopping Center now stands. Heavyweight champion James Jeffries turned his Burbank ranch home and barn into a beloved landmark and boxing venue. Inventor Joseph Wesley Fawkes’s scheme to build a monorail to Los Angeles became a local laughingstock. Diehard Burbankers Wes Clark and Michael Mc Daniel collect these and many more forgotten local stories where they can finally be found.
The authors will be doing a Multi Media presentation and book signing at the Buena Vista Library on November 30th at 7 pm. They will have a signing event at the AUTOBOOKS store on Magnolia Saturday December 3 From 10 am to 2 pm.