Play Day

Throughout the years, the seniors at Galt High School have taken a day off from school to celebrate the end of their high school days. It occurred anywhere from April to June and went by many names, including Senior Sneak Day, Senior Freak Day and Senior Ditch Day. There were trips to the snow line, a picnic, and tour of Mercer Caverns, a picnic at Lodi Lake, and a day at Rancho Seco. Some free spirits did their own thing, like Helen Bolton. The granddaughter of Clay Station pioneer Curtis Edwin Bolton decided to take her first airplane ride in a World War I vintage Curtis Jenny biplane. This 1927 photo was taken the year before the Junior College of Aeronautical Engineering began at Galt High School.