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Yelm High School coach with "M'Loud Brothers." Likely shot on the same day as Fife High School game.


In 1948 Fife's Schools, District # 88, occupied a large campus of buildings on 20th Street East just east of 55th Avenue East. The four major buildings in the complex had been built over a period of 22 years. From left to right are: Fife High School, built in 1930; the Fife Civic Auditorium built in 1924, which served as both a public gathering place and the school gymnasium; the old Fife school, which was built in 1914 and by 1948 was being used for vocational training; and (at the far right) the new Fife Elementary School, which was built in 1936. In 1949 the Fife School District built a new high school, dedicated in 1950.

Public schools--Fife; Educational facilities--Fife; Auditoriums--Fife; Fife High School (Fife); Fife Elementary School (Fife); Fife School District (Fife);


A group of the 16 original founding members of the Japanese American Citizen's League pose for their portrait on the stage of the Fife High School gymnasium during a Japanese bazaar held in November of 1937. The Japanese American Citizen's League was founded in 1929. (T. Times).

Japanese Americans--Fife--1930-1940; Bazaars--Fife--1930-1940; Ethnic groups--Fife--1930-1940;


Fife High School Senior Class, News Tribune, Mr. Knight. Sisty-six students were graduated at Fife High School June 1, 1949. Seniors are seated on stage, and the audience watches from the basketball floor and side galleries. Names are listed in the newspaper. This was the last commencement exercises to be held at this location. The new high school was scheduled for completion in February 1950. (TNT, 6/2/1949, p.19)

Public schools--Fife; Fife High School (Fife); Graduation ceremonies--Fife;

5700 20TH ST E, FIFE

  • 2 images. Fife Civic Auditorium Hill, Mock & Griffin, arch. Steiro & Hansen, contr. -address approximate TDL 2/8/1920 p.B5 Propose new Fife school gymnasium TDL 4/20/1924 p.E10 School projects ready for bids TDL 5/18/1924 p.C6 (contract let) TDL 10/26/1924 p.B3 Fife Civic Auditorium to be dedicated (il) TNT 4/19/1967 p.C9 Fife annex, gym win 2nd chance TNT 7/6/1969 p.C17 Old Fife High Gym comes down (il of demolition)
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Decade Built: 1920s
  • Demolished: 1969

5700 20TH ST E, FIFE

  • 2 images. Fife High School Hill, Mock & Morrison, arch. E.M. Anderson, contr. -District #88 -address approximate TDL 10/9/1930 p.11...bids to be let Oct.10 TDL 10/19 1930 p.D8 (sketch) TNT 8/1/1948 p.A7 School permit for ... (permit for grandstand at high school) TNT 9/22/1948 p.19 New Fife grandstand (il) TNT 9/24/1948 p.14 Dedication of field at Fife draws fine crowd 979.702 K117F p.55
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Decade Built: 1930s


Fife High School was having their annual springtime festival at Fife High School's Memorial Field on May 12, 1949. The program would include student performances and activities, a school dance, and the coronation of the 1949 May Queen. View of Fife High School's May Queen, Deloris Peters, and her court including train bearers Antone and Annette Isaksen. (T.N.T., 5/14/49, p. 9- alt. photo)

Queens; Coronations; Spring--Fife--1940-1950; Celebrations--Fife--1940-1950; Events--Fife--1940-1950; Public schools--Fife; Students--Fife--1940-1950; Fife High School (Fife); Peters, Deloris;