Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Doris Hickenbottom Mullin ’43
When war was declared in 1941, I was attending Oakland Technical High School. I was trying to do my part to support the war effort by working and attending school. I was living on Grand Avenue and would take the streetcar to school in the morning and return by 3:30 PM. Then I would get ready to walk to work at the Pacific Telegraph on 16th and Webster Streets. I arrived at work 5:00 PM and would work until 9:00 PM. Then I would walk home. I felt very strongly that I was doing my part.