Monthly Archives: April 2011

The wide open spaces of the Carrizo

Off San Diego Creek near the southern end of the Carrizo Plains rests this rusting plow that shelters wild grasses from the north winds that scour the flat terrain. June 16, 1988 © Richard Palmer/The Tribune. You know a place … Continue reading

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Fire department catches fire

San Luis Obispo city hall circa 1938 on Higuera street where Charles Shoes is today. ©The Tribune Top five signs your fire department needs an overhaul. 1. Fire department catches fire. 2. No hydrant wrench on truck to turn on … Continue reading

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San Luis Obispo builds a City Hall on Higuera Street

San Luis Obispo city hall circa 1938 on Higuera street where Charles Shoes is today. ©The Tribune If you are transported back in time, hope you don't have a cell number. That was a bad thing in 1878. Today Charles … Continue reading

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Vetville at Cal Poly

Aerial photo of Cal Poly shows the Dexter building as the newest on campus, circa 1948. Please post a comment if you have a better estimate of the date. The undated aerial photograph above, of Cal Poly could have been … Continue reading

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Julian McPhee University Union Plaza, 1978

And it rains…and the overflow oozes over steps of Cal Poly's McPhee University Union, as a student holds an umbrella against the sky…and the rain table nears 50 inches.©Thom Halls/The Tribune 4-24-1978 When I came to Cal Poly the University … Continue reading

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Lumber liquidators storm the beach, Elg runs aground

San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram September 13-1938 Times were tough. The Great Depression dragged into its 9th year as war clouds were gathering in Europe. Many folks were barely hanging on. When the ship Norwegian Elg ran aground in heavy … Continue reading

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The story of the Poly Royal Queen from Long Beach State

Poly Royal queen for 1955 was Nedra Prouse from Long Beach State College. She was the last "borrowed" queen before women were allowed back into Cal Poly. ©The Tribune It would be unthinkable today but the last time Cal Poly … Continue reading

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