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The 70s 

In 1970 a new house cost $23,400.00 and by 1979 was $58,500.00.

In 1970 the average income per year was $9,350.00 and by 1979 was $17,550.00.

In 1970 a gallon of gas was 36 cents and by 1979 was 86 cents.

In 1970 the average cost of new car was $3,900.00 and by 1979 was $5,770.00.

A few more prices from the 70's and how much things cost.

Datsun 210 $3,869.

Dodge Colt $4,785.

Warm Leather Lined Boots $39.99.

Car 8 Track Stereo Tape Player $38.99.

CB Radio $147.

Medium Eggs 25 cents per dozen.

Miracle Whip $1.09.

King Size Bean Bag Chair $19.99.

Porcelain Kitchen Sink $9.88.

Quartz Alarm Clock $12.97.

Country Ranch with 10 acres 3 bedroom large barn fruit and oak trees Vallejo California $59,200, 1974.

The oil crisis in 1973 was caused when Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), during the Yom Kippur War, announced that they would no longer ship petroleum to nations that had supported Israel in its conflict with Syria and Egypt , to the United States and its allies in Western Europe. It was also announced that the price for Oil would increase drastically. The west was by now dependent on oil and together with prices quadrupling and measures for rationing the western world went into recession and suffered massive inflationary pressure. At that time the United States did have their own oil reserves and although they were affected the biggest impact was on European Economies.

After nearly 10 years of war in Vietnam 1973 was also the year that allied forces pulled out of Vietnam.

Another significant factor in the 70's was the growth in women's rights and women's role in society including the ability to decide when where and if they wished to have children ( partly through the availably of the contraceptive pill ).

President Richard Nixon was forced to resign on 8th August 
as president of the United States due to imminent impeachment related to the Watergate scandal.


1970 ~ Jefferson High School Annual.

Front Row: T. Martin, J. Roberts, K. Hooper, G. Glenn, T. Bryan, R. Newton, L. Moon, D. Wilbanks. Middle Row: R. Wages, D. Hancock, S. Ekard, K. Carter, R. Brewer, R. Vandiver, B. Elder, C. Williamson, J. Lofton. Back Row: M. Beatty, R. Smith, S. Newton, T. Booth, J. Spence, A. Bryan, D. Hoard, M. Bryan.

Back Row: M. Irvin, S. Camp, J. Davis, J. Garrett, L. Johnson, D. Culpepper. Front Row: A. Morton, K. Roberts, D. Shirley, Coach Bray, C. Robinson, L. Irvin, D. Key.

Standing: G. Glenn, Manager, S. Kinney, M. Bryan, D. Hoard, L. Johnson, K. Hardy, D. Hancock, Coach Paul Knight. Freddie Tolbert. Kneeling: D. Law, L. C. Martin, K. Ivory, D. Law, B. Elder, T. Martin.

Larry Johnson ~ Arguably the "Best" track and field athlete in Jefferson High School history.

James Pinion ~ All around Jefferson High Athlete.

1971 Jefferson High School Annual.

1974 graduates JHS in 2017 ~ L-R - Melissa Evans Turner, Lane Jones, Jackie Duke McCroskey, Kay Wann, Paula Parks Price and Vickie Flood.

Kneeling L-R: D. Law, K. Ivory, B. Elder, B. Gooch, G. Johnson. Standing L-R: Coach Paul Knight, K. Hardy, D. Hancock, L. Johnson, L. Smith, L. Newton, L. Adams, G. Glenn, Manager.

Sitting L-R: R. Murphy, W. Brown, C. Rainwater, T. Wofford, G. Glenn, R. Cooper, L. Moon, M. Craven, D. Wilbanks. Kneeling L-R: J. Roberts, B. Elder, D. Hancock, R. Vandiver, F. Bray, B. Gooch, T. Bryan, D. Law, L. Pope. Standing L-R: L. Adams, R. Wages, A. Bryan, L. Johnson, L. Smith, J. Bryan, R. Newton, C. Williamson, J. Lofton.

1972 Jefferson High School Annual.

Clockwise: D. Culpepper, J. Love, K. Roberts, P. Dubnik, D. Bloodworth, L. Irvin, C. Robinson, S. Murphy, M. Irvin, A. Morton, D. Shirley, J. Davis, Coach John Bray.

Another Dragon win!

Junior Band Members. L-R: D. Carter, B. Petering, S. Skelton, K. Baldwin, K. Ashbury, W. Thomas, D. Carter, C. Wood, L. Brooks, C. Hoard, M. Landers, B. Carloss.

Freddie Tolbert carries the ball for the Dragons.

Dennis Law scores for the Dragons.

Left to Right : First Row; Don Perry, Tores Cox, James Tipton, Billy Lofton, Jimmy Bailey, Steve Streetman, Johnny Marlow. Second Row: L - R; Robby McEver, Ricky Conner, Dennis Marlow, Andy Wilkes, Reggie Colbert, Ronnie Smith, Joe Massey, Fred Gurley. Third Row: L - R; Coach Jimmy Shirer, Coach Bob Evans, Jimmy Jacobs, Hal Potts, Rick Tatum, Marcus Cone, Stephen Bryan, Jon Cone, Coach Jim Lofton.

1973 Jefferson High School Annual.

Back Row --- Left to Right: F. Tolbert, R. Sosebee, D. Johnson, S. Bryan, A. Wilkes, S. Craig, S. Johnson, First Row --- Left to Right; S. Bank. Coach Shemwell, T. Shields.

Back Row --- Left to Right; P. Morton, D. Porter, D. Carter, R. Bryan, Coach Evans, K. Waters, S. Davis, C. Carter, T. Irvin. Front Row --- Left to Right; Y. Borders, C. Ivory, W. Bloodworth, B. Bond, E. Thompson, L. Robinson, S. Porter.

Stephen Bryan ( 45 ) and Dewey Johnson ( 51 ) go for a rebound for the Dragons.

Bobby Gooch carries the ball for the Dragons.

70's Reunion - L-R; Jimmy Roberts, Ronnie Smith, Danny Weir, Bill Lofton, William Howington, Garry Glenn, Jon Cone, Andy Wilkes and Fred Tolbert.

1975 Jefferson High School Annual.

1974 - 75 Dragonettes --- Left to Right: Back Row; C. Carter, D. Carter. K. Waters, S. Davis. T. Irvin, Coach Bob Evans. Middle Row: L - R; Manager E. Harbin, Y. Borders, D. Porter, S. Porter, C. Ivory, Manager J. Perry. Bottom Row: L - R; L. Robinson, E. Thompson, W. Bloodworth, B. Bond.

Names not available at this time.

Stephen Bryan scores for the Dragons.

1974 - 75 Sub-Region Champs.

1975 Dragon football action versus Commerce.