The original, two-classroom Tomales High School — with window boxes, diamond-paned sidelights at the entry, and tapered fascia boards — was obviously architect-designed (possibly by Petaluma’s Brainerd Jones). It was probably the pride of the community when it opened in August of 1912 with a student body of twenty-three. Photo by Ella Jorgensen.
Original THS Trustees
The 1919 Tomales High yearbook is dedicated to these early Trustees of the school. l-r Ed. Bean, William Cornett, James Gericke, Will Irvin, and James Burns.
Evelyn with Pennant
Evelyn Fairbanks with Tomales Union High School pennant. Photo by Ella Jorgensen, who was Evelyn’s aunt.
Sewing class at the recently enlarged and remodeled Tomales High School, 1923.
Cattle Judging Team
William Reasoner, Tomales High’s first agriculture teacher who began the schools FFA Chapter in 1929, poses with his 1931 National Championship-winning Cattle Judging team. Posing with their trophies are (l-r standing) Donovan Rego, Mr. Reasoner, Donato Albini; (seated) Neibo Casini and Ed Williams.
1930 Tomales High School Class
Tomales High School Class of 1930
Tomales High School with Vines
The 1921-enlarged and remodeled Tomales High School, looking its best with mature landscaping and a handsome sign, fabricated by shop students, at its entrance. 1939 photo by Ella Jorgensen.
Bea and School Bus
Bea McCulla (Phillips), leaning her head out the window above an unidentified teacher, poses here when she was a Tomales High student, circa late 1930s. She later became the school’s popular librarian.