What applied to the class of 1947 mostly applies to the class of 1948. Born at the beginning of the Great Depression, by the time they graduated from Godwin prosperity had returned to most of the US, and, in hindsight, the opportunities were essentially boundless. The Korean "conflict" was largely carried by the same people that fought WWII, and by the time the Vietnam "conflict" appeared most of the male members of the class of 1948 were fairly safe from the draft, unless they happened to be doctors, or had some other vital skills.
Otherwise, the class of 1948 on average lived and worked in prosperous times, and had all the benefits the class of 1947 did. Again in hindsight, America was probably in some ways uniquely properous during the decades after WWII ended, and while no one can completely predict or prepare for the future, for the class of 1948 it was in fact bright.
The cover of the 1948 class annual.
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The entire 1948 class annual, made available for scanning by by Edna (Carpenter) and Forrest Keyes, Godwin class of 1934 and 1932 repectively, is presented below. To view the pages, simply left click on the page numbers. Each page has been scanned at about 150% of its original size in order to make some of the details easier to see. You might have to move the image around in your browser in order to see it all. Be sure to make your browser full screen size for easier viewing.
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