The Saratoga Sun -

A look back at the Class of 1940


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Left, Vyvey's senior photo from 1940. Right, Vyvey present day at the age of 93.

It has been 75 years since Betty (Everist) Vyvey graduated from high school. She attended Platte Valley High School in Saratoga and graduated in 1940.

Vyvey was born in a homestead cabin in southern Colorado. The closest school to their home in Colorado was more than 20 miles away. There were no school buses at that time, leaving only horses and her own two feet as options for getting to school.

Her family moved to Saratoga in 1936 when she was 13 years old because her uncle owned the grocery store here at the time and needed some help. Betty's father also saw it as an opportunity to get hi...

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