Cherokee High School was founded in 1956, and homecoming quickly became a lasting tradition. We looked at old yearbooks to find pictures of Cherokee’s past homecoming festivities. Cherokee’s yearbook from 1957 highlights the homecoming game.
Based off the pictures found in the yearbook from 1957, we can assume that homecoming mostly revolved around the football game. Thankfully, Cherokee’s football team defeated Murray County with a score of 18 to 6. A homecoming queen and court were also voted, but there are no men included in any of those photos.
Other notable events in 1957:
- When CHS opened in 1956, the first faculty consisted of 34 teachers, one principal, and 821 students.
- A gallon of gas cost 24 cents
- 1957 was the peak Baby Boomer year
- Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and calls it Graceland
- Wham-O releases the first Frisbee toys for sale
- Toyota starts selling cars in the US, the first is the Toyopet Crown
Overall, homecoming has definitely evolved since the beginning of this tradition in the 1950s.