The Fife History Museum preserves and collects Fife High School yearbooks. A FHS Class of 1940 graduate recently visited our museum, and one of the highlights of his visit was seeing himself, his classmates and teachers in an old yearbook.
We would like to ask the public for help in completing our collection so that we never have to say “Sorry, we don’t have that year.”
The following is a list of Fife High School yearbooks that we do not have copies of: 1933, 1935, 1980, 1981, 1983, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
If you are in possession of any of these missing yearbooks and would like to donate them to the Fife History Museum, please contact Julie Watts at the Museum office, (253) 896-4710. The Museum is located at 2820 54th Ave. E., Fife, WA 98424. Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays noon to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and other days by appointment.
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Satoshi Dogen, a Fife High grad from the class of 1940, recently stopped by the Fife History Museum and enjoyed looking through a yearbook from his graduating year. He remembered every one of his teachers! Mr. Dogen has lived quite a life in his years. In June 1942 he and his family were evacuated to the Puyallup Fairgrounds Assembly Center, then a couple of months later were interned at Camp Minidoka. On May 29, 1944 he was inducted into the Army, during internment, and in June 1946 received an Honorable Discharge from the 1905th Service Command Unit Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, Calif. In June 1946 he re-enlisted and three years later received an Honorable Discharge, Corporal: Instructor for Military Intelligence Training Unit and Truck Driver. Sharpshooter Carbone. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal and Good Conduct Medal.