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The History of Mira Costa High School

The First Decade

ByChuck CurrierMary Uyematsu Kao

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This book traces the history of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California, from its opening in September 1950 thru the first decade. Fourteen different authors, most graduates, contributed a broad array of well-researched topics, including the history of the ownership of the land, construction, curriculum, sports, local, state, national, and international events of the time, as well as extensive background on the previous land owners, the Francis Uyematsu family, WWII, and the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. The post WWII era was a period marked by explosive growth as California would pass New York by 1960 to become the most populous state in the union. It would have been difficult to take in all that was happening in the South Bay area during this period, no less the state or the nation. This book, a product of the Mira Costa History Project, attempts to make that possible.


Publication Date
Aug 3, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Editor-in-chief: Chuck Currier, By (author): Mary Uyematsu Kao, By (author): Gary Hartzell, By (author): Ben Dale, By (author): Richard S. Hessenius, By (author): Elizabeth Krull, By (author): Bryce Verket, By (author): John Giovati, By (author): Steve Mikelatos, By (author): Nick Cerofici, Edited by: Denise Anderson, Edited by: Jennifer Wildenberg, Edited by: Kayla Keyzer, Edited by: Peggy O'Reilly Bibee, Cover design or artwork by: Derek Allen Ho, Technical editor: Krista Foss, Edited by: Kendra (Fleagle) Gorlitsky


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Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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