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Chuckjav
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 1:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

See if you can name the twenty-two Detroit Public High Schools that were open for business in 1975.
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Yooper
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 1:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds like fun!
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 1:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes Yooper; just like watching Negaunee High School take on the Big-Guns at the Big-House....back in the day.
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1000 Bonus Point for identifying each school's mascot/team name
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Ditman
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Without using Google here's my start(remember I've been out of h.s since 01/61 & moved to Dallas in 06/76): Cass Tech, Cody, Cooley, Chadsey, Denby, Eastern, Mackensie, Mumford, Northwestern, Redford, Wilbur Wright, Henry Ford. Any that dont belong? Maybe I gave somebody a head start.
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ditman....Well-Done, excellent start.
Wilbur Wright became Murray-Wright & "new" Eastern was re-named to honor Dr. ML King Jr.
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Wanderinglady
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Like Ditman, I won't use Google either (and thanks for the head start): Osborn, Pershing, Mumford, Cooley, Cass Tech, Cody, Henry Ford, Redford, King, Southwestern, Western, Northern, Northwestern, Eastern, Mackenzie, Finney, Murray Wright (not sure if the name change happened before or after), Central, Cody, Chadsey, Denby, Kettering.

I probably got one of the "geographical" ones wrong...
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Buyamerican
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Southeastern, Pershing, Finney, Osborn, Kettering
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wanderinglady....Excellent!
You only missed two - both are directionals.
(Must chuck Eastern)
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Wanderinglady
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Darn it! Too bad I missed Chuckjav's comment about Eastern/King...

Northeastern and Southeastern maybe? (Now, I'm just guessing -- I'm a Westsider and I went to a Catholic high school!)

(Message edited by Wanderinglady on March 04, 2008)
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wanderinglady Wins!

Will you take a shot at identifying the twenty-two team names?
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Ditman
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Where are Kettering & Osborn located? I dont seem to remember them from my h s days. Were they known by other names back in the 50"s & 60"s?
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Whithorn11446
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"Where are Kettering & Osborn located? I dont seem to remember them from my h s days. Were they known by other names back in the 50"s & 60"s?"

Osborn is located at E.7 Mile Rd. and Hoover. I believe the 1957-58 school year was their first. Never heard another name used for it.

Kettering is on Van Dyke just south of I-94. It opened around 1965 or 1966.
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Wanderinglady
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No way can I name all the mascots. I can give a head start for those who want to try though: Pershing Doughboys, Osborn Knights, Mumford Mustangs, Cass Technicians, Murray Wright Pilots, Southwestern Prospectors.

But thanks, Chuckjav, for another excuse to get rid of all the useless information in my head...
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Ray1936
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 5:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mackenzie Stags and Cooley Cardinals, then the Mumford Motherf......whoa, no, that's not right......
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Rjk
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 6:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Years ago I recall looking at my mother's yearbook. I'm pretty sure it's the Northeastern Falcons.

(Message edited by rjk on March 04, 2008)
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Broken_main
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 7:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cass Technical High School (Technicians)
Cooley Cardinals
Pershing Doughboys
Mumford Mustangs
Osborn Knights
Cody Comets
Henry Ford Trojans
Redford Huskies
King Crusaders
Southwestern Prospectors
Western Cowboys
Northern Eskimoes
Northwestern Colts
Mackenzie Stags
Finney Highlanders
Murray Wright Pilots
Central Trailblazers
Chadsey Explorers
Denby Tars
Kettering Pioneers
Southeastern Jungaleers
Northeastern Falcons
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Broken_main
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BTW when you go to all of Cass' games you have a tendency to know where all of the schools are because you had no home field
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 5:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Broken_main.....Job Well Done!

From this day forward you shall be known to all as Honorary Commissioner of the Detroit Public Secondary Schools Athletic League
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Rjk
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 7:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know how many public high schools Detroit had when it was at it's peak population in the 50's?
Thanks.
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Chuckjav
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 9:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rjk...Let's do some time-tripping; maybe come up with a number:

Eastern was rebuilt in a new location and was renamed King (1969). Miller High turned into a junior high (not exactly sure when that happened).

Osborn and Cody (possibly Mumford) didn't open until the 1950s.

Kettering and Ford didn't open until the 1960s.

I am also not exactly sure when Finney opened.

Looks as though Detroit had something like sixteen, possibly seventeen high schools, during the very early 1950s.

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