Volume 1, 1953 |
Size: 8 x 11 inches
Total pages: 88
-in color: 0
City listed as Pico. ("Pico Rivera" was not formed until 1958).
District listed as Whittier Union High School District.
While the school newspaper began as "El Rodeo" and continues today under that name, the yearbook started as "The El Rancho" and did not become "Por El Año" until 1955.
ER sports competed in the "San Gabriel Valley League," and included Boys Football, Boys Cross Country, Boys' Tennis (aka "the Racquetmen"), Boys' Golf, Boys' Basketball, Boys' Baseball, and Boys' Track. There were no girls sports listed in the yearbook.
Following the Varsity/Faculty Basketball game was the "Varsity Drag," a school dance tradition that continued for many years.
This year's annual (and for many, many to come) began with an opening "dedication" to some person the annual staff found important, then was followed with the Administration, Board of Education, and Faculty.
ER opened with about 900 students. By 1957 it was up to 2400.
Since there was no senior class the first year, there were no senior portraits in the yearbook.