A mini-trove of early Scientology materials has some gems for us today - 2018-01-31

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F347.png A mini-trove of early Scientology materials has some gems for us today January 31, 2018, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We've written a couple of fun stories about Rebecca McKee McCaffrey, who most recently regaled us with some sketchy stories about growing up as a teenager in Scientology. Since then, she's been going through her family's files, and we want to thank her for sending us some interesting items from Scientology's heyday.

One of them was a photo of young L. Ron Hubbard that Hubbard's daughter, Katie Gillespie, sent to Rebecca's mother, Elaine. According to the note that Katie sent, the photo was taken a month before Hubbard turned 17.

That would put it at February 1928 when Ron was a junior at Helena High School in Montana, after spending the previous summer in Asia with his mom, and seeing his dad in Guam. (For a review of Hubbard's high school years, see our previous story which for the first time revealed his mediocre school grades.)

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = A mini-trove of early Scientology materials has some gems for us today | url = https://tonyortega.org/2018/01/31/a-mini-trove-of-early-scientology-has-some-gems-for-us-today/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = January 31, 2018 | accessdate = January 31, 2018 }}