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| Reagan High School |

Austin, TX
R e m e m b e r w h e n ?

| 1974 |
- a nostalgic look back in time...
C o s t   o f   L i v i n g
◊ New House   $34,900.00
◊ Average Income   $13,869.00 per year
◊ Minimum Wage   $2.00 an hour
◊ New Car   $3,756.00
◊ Average Rent   $185.00 per month
◊ Tuition to Harvard University   $3,200.00 per year
◊ Movie Ticket   $1.75
◊ Gasoline   55¢ per gallon
◊ United States Postage Stamp   10¢

F o o d
◊ Granulated Sugar   67¢ for 5 pounds
◊ Vitamin D Milk   $1.56 per gallon
◊ Ground Coffee   $1.00 per pound
◊ Bacon   89¢ per pound
◊ Eggs   47¢ per dozen
◊ Fresh Ground Hamburger   68¢ per pound
◊ Fresh Baked Bread   35¢ per loaf

M u s i c

◊ Saturday in the Park   Chicago
◊ Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)   Looking Glass
◊ Band on the Run   Paul McCartney & Wings
◊ Bennie and the Jets   Elton John
◊ Cat's in the Cradle   Harry Chapin
◊ I Shot the Sheriff   Eric Clapton
◊ Kung Fu Fighting   Carl Douglas
◊ Seasons in the Sun   Terry Jacks
◊ Country Bumpkin   Cal Smith
◊ I Love   Tom T. Hall
◊ Theme from Shaft   Isaac Hayes
◊ Joy to the World   Three Dog Night
◊ Lean on Me   Bill Withers

M o v i e s
◊ The Godfather Part II
◊ Blazing Saddles
◊ The Sting
◊ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
◊ The Towering Inferno

T h i n g s   n o t   a r o u n d   i n   1 9 7 4
◊ Internet / E-mail
◊ Home Computers
◊ Cordless / Mobile Phones
◊ ATM / Debit Card
◊ Walmart - had not entered Texas
◊ Amazon
◊ Google
◊ Facebook / Twitter / TikTok

* 1974 Remember When... facts provided with permission of Seek Publishing.
To purchase a complete 1974 Kardlet, visit

Back in the Day:

local places of interests...

before HEB... Do you remember shopping at your local Handy Andy supermarket?
Alphie's Fish & Chips
Capital Plaza

- Montgomery Wards
- TG&Y
- McDonald's (oldest location in Texas)
- Bealls
- Oshmand's Sporting Goods
- Newberry's
- Western Auto
Windsor Village Shopping Center

- Lamar Savings
- Rexall drug store, soda fountain in the back...
- Winn's (five & dime)
- Rylander's grocery store
- Pet Ranch
- Patton's barber shop
- Shakey's Pizza
Bartholomew Park
Highland Mall
2-Js Hamburgers, Lamar Blvd.
Holiday House, Airport Blvd., great hamburgers!
The original Pit BAR-B-QUE #7, Burnet Rd.
Hancock Center


Reagan High School Songs 
[ courtesy of unknown artists ]

Do you remember going to drive-in theaters just to watch movies. :-)

| Showtown USA Drive-In |

8100 Cameron Rd.
Austin, TX 78754

Note: closed & torn down. Area now a business office park.

| Chief Drive-In |

5600 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702

Note: closed & torn down. Now occupied by various businesses.

drive-in theater


' Life is a journey, not a destination. '
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Does anyone else remember saving S&H green stamps? or eating 'bell burgers' at Taco Bell on Guadalupe St.?

reagan football helmet

The Boys of Fall
by Kenny Chesney

For the first two decades of its existence, Austin Reagan hosted a highly successful football program. Under coaches Travis Raven, Carroll Lundin and Wally Freytag, the Reagan Raiders formed a dynasty in Texas high school football from 1967 to 1994. In 1967, 1968 and 1970 the Raiders won Texas state championships as well as being declared national champions by then-US President Richard M. Nixon in 1970. Since the mid-80's, however, the downturn in the economic levels of the neighborhoods that feed students into Reagan has resulted in a drop in athletic performance records in all sports. <Wikepedia>

Nelson Field is a multi-use stadium in Austin, Texas. It serves as home stadium for LBJ High School, Anderson High School, and John H. Reagan High School. The stadium's capacity is 8,800 spectators. <Wikepedia>


Class 4A - State Football Champions '67 / '68 / '70

Championship Finals:

Austin Reagan
    Abilene Cooper
Austin Reagan
    Odessa Permian
Austin Reagan
    Odessa Permian

Our teachers who taught at Reagan High School 1971-1974. apple

Reagan High School Yearbook Covers:

1971 Reagan High yearbook cover
1972 Reagan High yearbook cover
1973 Reagan High yearbook cover
1974 Reagan High yearbook cover

[ click on photos above to enlarge ]

Note: If you have an unwanted copy of one or more of these yearbooks above, please contact Billy Gauthier.

School Photos:

  John H. Reagan High School - Austin, TX
  - photos courtesy of Debbie Southworth-Warren        
  Reagan High School    
  Performing Arts Building    
  Athletics Building    
  - photos courtesy of Public Domain        

Senior Class of '74 Honors:
graduation cap & diploma
President - Bill Frost
Vice-President - Johna Hill
Secretary - Karen Preston
Valedictorian - Bob Byrom
Salutatorian - Karen Vavra
Mr & Miss Reagan
- Kent Tooley & Karen Preston
Homecoming Court

- Pam Collins [ Queen ]
- Dana Latz
- Karen Preston
- Lillie Hardeman
- Terri Foster

Class Favorites
- Noel Love & Karen Preston
Most Beautiful
- Tonia Cooke / Class of '75
Most Handsome
- Sidney Patterson / Class of '75

48 years ago

Austin, Texas
Not Without Honor!

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Remember using this?
- r o t a r y  dial phone -

Not Without Honor!
◊ Background music courtesy of Alan Jackson - Remember When.  

/ Page updated Sunday, November 13, 2022 /

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