Juncta juvant -- Union is strength

Does this photo send chills up and down your spine?

Does it bring tears
to your eyes?

If so, you've come to the right place.

That's CP Ryan facing you,
and Joseph Hanley bringing in a new victim.

Was this face in your nightmares when you were a little boy?

In case you've burned the name out of your memory,
that's Lackie, AKA "Strappin' Lackie".
(It's a good thing, for both of us, that I didn't run across him when I was an adult who could fight back, not a little 3rd grader.)

This page is a placeholder for the full Briscoe Boys site after we get appropriate legal advice about what kinds of stories we can publish about the insane, brutal happenings at Briscoe in the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. (NOTE: the advice has caused me to let the SNAP discussion board be the venue for harrowing stories, etc.)

The original 2004 Seattle Times article, HERE.

For more Briscoe photos, click HERE.

And for even more frightening photos, click HERE.

In the meantime, if you are a Briscoe Boy who has not yet joined the ranks of those who are now in the current group that came together because of the SNAP site and the Seattle Times article, please send an email message to me at: jerry [at] avisys.net

For a list of the brothers that we know about who served at Briscoe, click HERE (More names have been added as of May 29, 2006 and October 30, 2007)

If you have not been to the SNAP site, click HERE Go to the menu item Online Support, select Discussion Board, select All Other Diocese, select Briscoe Memorial School for Boys. You may have to "join" the board in that process. It doesn't cost anything and doesn't cause spam. HERE is a direct link to the message board where you will find the entry to Briscoe.

I'm Live Oak on the SNAP board -- I started the Briscoe section over five years ago. (OVER FIVE YEARS THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON!!!! It's amazing how one post on the web, after a couple months for it to get indexed in Google, can create such a stupendous gathering of people of common roots.)

NEW!! September 25, 2010: Photos from Steve Anderson. CLICK HERE

A Roster of Briscoe Alumni, click HERE

Photos, click HERE

. . . and HERE

They are large files and slow to load because they are newsprint files and impossible to compress any further. Apologies for the slow loads, but they are worth it.

NEW! Briscoe Reunion Photos, click HERE

NEWER! More Reunion Photos HERE

Now that I finally got my film scanner fixed . . .

The Remaining Reunion Photos HERE

There are also new names on the roster (above).


January 19, 2009 HERE

The names and information listed are for those alumni who have given us permission to list their names. If you are in the list, and don't want to be, or if you are not in the list and want to be, let us know at: jerry [at] avisys.net

I like the kid at the front corner desk. Nice tie. Probably got thrown out for punching out a brother, then became the CEO of a large corporation, an Army General, or a mafia boss. I recognize the split classrooms with the dividing doors and I certainly sat at one of those desks. Note how well dressed they were then -- in my days, 1940's, most kids were in rags. I still get a strange feeling of nostalgic dread when I look at this photo. -- Jerry

The above image is from the Catholic Northwest Progress, April 19, 1946. Does this speak to the proclivities of the brothers involved? Who am I to guess?

Used with permission of Monte Wolverton and caglecartoons.com

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