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Grand Junction High School
Class of 1968










- 1968 Time Capsule -


The following is our time capsule of 1968.

Read and remember things you may have forgotten.

Head Girl   Arlie Daily

Head Boy   Phil Ashby

Class Colors: Turquoise and Bronze

Class Flower: Turquoise Carnation

Class Motto: “It’s not what we gain, but what we give that measures the worth of the life we live.”

Senior Class Song to the tune of “High Hopes.”

     Greatest class that Junction has known
     “68” we’re out front alone
     Confident of success – yes
     Standing out as the best
     Cause we are – Seniors
     We are Seniors
     We’re the class that’s on top
     We’re the class that won’t stop

     No matter where we’re going to,
     We’ll be true to you.
     Junction High you are great.

     These are victories we can proudly claim,
     Tiger creed and spirit built our name,
     Excellence will lead us on to fame now – ‘68

Music   Top Hits  (linked to YouTube)

Light My Fire – Doors
Brown-eyed Girl – Van Morrison
All You Need is Love – The Beatles

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
People are Strange – Doors

I Can See For Miles – Who
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Gladys Knight & the Pips

Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin

It’s Wonderful – Young Rascals
Green Tambourine – Lemon Pipers

Darlin’ –Beach Boys
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkle
Lady Madonna – Beatles

Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
The Unicorn – Irish Rovers

Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkle
Do you know the Way to San Jose – Dionne Warwick

MacArthur Park – Richard Harris
Delilah – Tom Jones


Best Selling Books included:

Soul on Ice – Eldridge Cleaver
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
Topaz – Leon Uris
The Naked Ape – Desmond Morris

Popular Movies:

In the Heat of the Night
In Cold Blood
The Graduate
Valley of the Dolls
Planet of the Apes
2001: A Space Odyssey
Cool Hand Luke

Top TV Shows included:

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In
The Dean Martin Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Smother’s Brothers Comedy Hour

Major Presidential Candidates:

Hubert Humphrey – D
Robert Kennedy – D
Eugene McCarthy – D
Richard Nixon – R
Nelson Rockefeller – R
George Romney – R
George Wallace – I

Vietnam Conflict:

In October 1967, a Harris Poll revealed that 58% of the American public had confidence in the war effort. But by mid-February, following a one-week record death toll of 546 American men, the national approval had dropped to an unacceptable 35% .  US Army Reservists were activated in some areas and by spring President Lyndon B. Johnson decided not to seek re-election so he could concentrate on finding a solution to the fighting.


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