The Tiger Den web site is a Globe High School alumni web site. It is not directly connected with the administration of Globe High School or the Globe High School Alumni Association (GHSAA.) Nor is it affliated with any other web site or business with the same name, whether in the present or the past.
I first envisioned an alumni web site just for my graduating class, GHS Class of 1968. Just a simple site, not a lot of glitter, reasonably easy to navigate, a place to share information and make reunion announcements. As a result, visitors will undoubtedly notice that the section for the Class of 1968 has the most information, the most number of unique pages, the most photos, etc. I am willing to work with anyone from other classes to develop their sections in The Tiger Den web site.
While there were many commercial web sites, such as Clasmates.com, Reunion.com, alumni.net, and many others, I felt their scope was too broad to truely capture the community spirit and pride of a small Arizona copper mining town. As I developed the first pages for the Class of 1968, my vision of what The Tiger Den should be took on a new life.
In today's world where it seems everything has to be bigger and faster and more complex than ever before, I yearned for the bygone years where everything was smaller and slower and less complex. Ever since our 30th reunion in October 1998, I had been dallying with a design--and name--for a web site without making a lot of progress. Then came September 11, 2001, a horrible day in American history. Yet it was the impetus I needed to fulfill my personal vision of a Globe High alumni web site.
Before I could fulfill that vision, I needed a few things: A web hosting site; a catchy web site name; and an easily-remembered web address. Of c0ourse, the web site name and web address also had to have some connection with dear old GHS. I easily found a web hosting site, and sent an E-mail to my classmates asking for suggestions on the web address and name. Fellow classmate Robert Cubitto responded with www.tigerden.com. Unfortunately, that one was already taken, so I took the next best name, www.ghstigerden.com, and at least took Bob's suggestion of The Tiger Den for the formal web site name.
This is my legacy as a Globe High School alumnus that I chose to share with other alumni. Enjoy.