50 years ago at the Villa…

Our photo desk is still going over the vast library of material released by François Marchal (see this post).

We thought we’d pass along a couple more excerpts, these from the 1959-60 yearbook, a half-century ago, and the twilight period of the Villa as a French-language school. (By the by, clicking through on the images will get you to an original-size picture with better detail.)

One is struck by the humor suggested in the skiing shots and the fact that VSJ basketball pre-dated the Americanization of the school. The long-held belief that Villa basketball reached its apex a decade later, with the likes of Stephen McClintic, Tom Booth, Mike Litton (all ’68) and Anson Dorrance (’69) must now be revisited.

— the editors




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Villa St. Jean was a Marianist school in Fribourg, Switzerland, from 1903-1970. This blog site is intended as a forum for Villa alumni to share memories, pictures and connections.
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