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Lost Wickenburg High School Yearbook Photos

Glenn Alessi, who was born and raised in Wickenburg, still has family here and spends the Christmas season here every year, visiting from his home in Italy. He maintains an excellent Facebook group called Way Out Wickenburg Way, where he and other current and past Wickenburg residents share old photos and stories about life in Wickenburg.

Glenn and his brother put together this photo slide show of images they shot while in high school in the 1970s. He gave me permission to share it here. If you’ve been living in Wickenburg for a while, you might find this interesting.

I’m hoping Glenn will take the time one of these days to share some of his stories and photos on this site. If you’d like to see more of Glenn’s work, please comment on this post to let him know.

Thanks again, Glenn, for letting me share this.

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3 comments to Lost Wickenburg High School Yearbook Photos

  • Dennis Rathbourn

    Been a while since I’ve visited this website. What happened to the guy who used to write most if not all the articles here? I loved reading them. I have an older brother that lives in Wickenburg but we don’t communicate anymore and I now live in Florida. I miss the desert-almost moved to Wickenburg when my wife and I were still living in San Diego-planned on retiring there. Too many illegals everywhere in this country-here in Florida they’re mostly from Guatemala and Honduras but many illegal Mexicans now coming. Oh well…life is good here in FLorida but keep those wonderful photos and articles coming about life in Wickenburg-I miss it so.

    • Maria Langer

      Not sure which “guy” you’re talking about. Most of the content here was written by three people, including me.

      Sadly, the site is no longer being maintained and is likely to go offline soon. It’s hard to stay motivated to write things about a town that basically killed itself by trying to build an economic base from real estate development rather than business and commerce. We have plenty of houses but no jobs. I was once a year-round resident; I now live elsewhere, where I can find flying work and the services I need to get my writing work done. In a way, wickenburg-az.com has become as dead as Wickenburg, AZ.

      Sorry to disappoint you, but that’s the situation. You’re likely better off in Florida.

      • JoAnn

        Sorry to hear that. This is a good site for reference even if it isn’t updated as often. Are you not getting enough advertisers to keep it running? Maybe if the ad prices came down perhaps you could get the numbers up and get enough to keep it afloat. Would hate to see it shut down.

        A 15 year, year round resident of Salome Arizona.