The Boys of Sausalito Built El Toros

A member of the Facebook group Sausalito Children has been posting scans of the Richardson Bay School 1967 yearbook. We were particularly intrigued by page 34. As you can clearly see, the school, which would later be renamed Martin Luther King Jr., was segregated. Not by race, but by gender.

Page 34 of the 1967 Richardson Bay School yearbook.

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The girls learned cooking, sewing and "good grooming" in Home Ec, while the boys went to Industrial Arts and learned the use of hand tools, making projects "from sea-horses to El-Toro sailboats."

We wonder if some of those same wooden El Toros were among those used a few years later in nearby Tamalpais High School’s summer school sailing class, and perhaps sailed by some of those same kids (girls included).

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