Mr. Davis with the time capsule and Mrs. Robertson and Dr. Dannenberg with the El Camino Real Bell
From The Star (Oxnard Edition) Friday May 21, 2004 pg B8
The time capsule was buried by the class of 1976 and was to be opened in 2000. Unfortunately, school officials knew the general area where it was buried, but they could not find it. After several attempts, the school enlisted the aid of the Navy who found it with special underground radar equipment. The presentation of the time capsule coincided with the dedication of an El Camino Real Bell, which was dedicated at the school thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Elaine Garber. Below are some of the pictures from the event.
The whole school came out to see the ceremony
The Blackstock Jr. High Band performed
Visitors and alumni attended
Mrs. Robertson introduced the speakers, Dr. Dannenberg, Superintendent
Mrs. Mary Schwabauer (historian) and Mrs. Garber (school board president)
Mr. Bill Davis (former principal) and
Mrs. Vivian Skiba (former classroom aide and parent)
read a poem which she had included in the time capsule
The time capsule contents were on display in the cafeteria.
Mrs. Kraenbul (formerly Davis) with her class' items
Some items didn't survive the moisture that leaked in.
These pictures were mostly destroyed by mold.
Banners and predictions were displayed
along with old advertisements and newspaper stories.
The 1976 yearbook was displayed along with several other
yearbooks from over the years.
The bell will be displayed in the office