High Desert Memories - A Hometown Journal Commemorating Ridgecrest California
Sherman E. Burroughs High School
Many of the facts and elements that caused the Navy to host the high school on base had changed by the late 50's.  For one thing the on base housing which was needed in the 40's and early 50's was no longer needed as homes and real estate became available in Ridgecrest.  Presumably reductions in force had something to do with the change.  So in 1959 the Navy released land to Ridgecrest .on which  to build a new high school,  Accurate dates were not available at this writing but I estimate that the first graduating class from the new high school was the class of 60.
  The new high shcool was a big deal.  It was administered differently now and of course during the construction phase the City Fathers and some School administration folk had a ground breaking dedication ceremony.    They did this very early in the building of the school as can be seen by the workman laying brick while the officials mounted a plaque in the left hand photo.
So a new beginning . . . . . . .

After the last construction crew goes away and the building is done we have a new high school!!
 
all color pictures this page by Russ Parker and Sara Brooks
 
Dedication photos submitted by Kenneth Irons
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2 = New high school           7 = Classes of the 80's        12 = AG-II
3 = Classes of the 40's         8 = Classes of the 90's        13 = AG-II (Cont'd)
4 = Classes of the 50's         9 = Classes of the 2000's    14 = Class of 56 50th
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        10 = Sports page                15 = BHS 60th Anniversary
1 = The beginning              6 = Classes of the 70's        11 =  News of Note                 
2 = New high school           7 = Classes of the 80's        12 = AG-II
3 = Classes of the 40's         8 = Classes of the 90's        13 = AG-II (Cont'd)
4 = Classes of the 50's         9 = Classes of the 2000's    14 = Class of 56 50th
5 = Classes of the 60's
        10 = Sports page                15 =  BHS 60th Anniversary