LIFE Magazine ran an article in 1951 about the new generation of West Coast kids:
"From the sun-drenched valleys of Southern California to the rain-drenched inlets of Puget Sound this new race of children, of whom some three million are now in school, have one big thing in common. It is a lust for the outdoors, and the richly scenic coast offers kids a maximum of temptation and a minimum of inconvenience in fulfilling it. The bumper crop of youth also shares a buoyant optimism of spirit, a supreme confidence in its ability to get on in the world. This current of self-reliance is without intellectual basis; it may spring in part from youth's closeness to nature, from intimately living with wind, sand, and sun."
Found on the Tomboy Style blog, 2014.