Monthly Archive: July 2008

Jul 30

1959 S&H gas station


July 16, 1959 Set the wayback machine to the Eisenhower era. Currently this is the record holder for oldest image from our files. Tribune librarian Sharon Morem found this print in the bottom of a manila file folder. It went with a four paragraph business brief. You can see the penciled crop marks a copy …

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Jul 28

1963 Angels v. Red Sox spring training


March 20, 1963 Spring training in Palm Springs? Yep. The Boston Red Sox lost 5-1 to the Los Angeles Angels at the Polo Grounds in Palm Springs. Daylight major league baseball a few hours from San Luis Obispo drew the sports editor Johnny Nettleship south for a game. With an afternoon paper the film could …

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Jul 25

Morro Bay fishing


 I need a little help with this one. It is an undated print from the files showing boat construction in Morro Bay. The top of the powerplant stacks are painted dark and in the background there is a waterfront dry dock facility and the Galley. Looking at the cars I can see a VW bug …

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Jul 23

History Detectives films in SLO County

If you didn’t read Sarah Linn’s She Likes to Watch blog post Monday on History Detectives here is your chance. If you missed the PBS show on TV the episode is now on their website. Was the Airstream owned by Doug and Suzy Carr involved in a caravan from South Africa to the pyramids of …

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Jul 21

1964 Skateboarding

January 11, 1964   Couldn’t find a clipping to go with this photo. My guess is this is Palm Street next to the courthouse annex. It looks like one of those weekend found feature photos that did not always find a home. Before the paper started publishing a Sunday edition a lot of information could …

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Jul 18

1963 San Luis Obispo County Fair

August 14, 1963 The only answer I can come up with is the witness relocation program. The question? Why is the Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria, not Santa Barbara? Why is the San Luis Obispo County Fair in Paso Robles? Just to add to the mystery, they have renamed the latter event. Today …

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Jul 16

1969 Santa Barbara Channel oil disaster

Images from the March 10 edition of the Telegram-Tribune, volunteers are washing oil from the feathers of a grebe hoping he will be one of the 25% who survive. Another photo shows oil muck being scraped from a Santa Barbara beach. Photos were by David Ranns January 29, 1969 Offshore oil drilling has been touted …

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Jul 14

1965 Beach fashion

    Carla Citlau relaxes at Shell Beach in a bathing suit of hot pink Helenca knit and bloused top. Jim Vestal photos. Sports Illustrated published their first swimsuit issue the year before in 1964. As part of the Spring fashion tab in 1965 The Tribune went to the exotic location of Shell Beach to …

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Jul 11

1965 Fathers' and Faculty Follies

Emmons Blake, center, finds the unicycle is not for him despite the help of fashion models John Dunn, left and M.J. Graham.     Unicyclist Tom Hall dribbles a basketball by “fashion models,” left to right, Tom Lee, Bill Harvey and John Knutson. Mike Francis works out on the trampoline.       March 9, …

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Jul 09

1963 Atascadero Lake

1963 Atascadero Lake

  August 4, 1963   I couldn’t find a clipping to go with this photo but it fits with the hot weather we have been experiencing lately. For a kid it doesn’t get much better than a popsicle at the Atascadero Lake Pool. We should all try and enjoy the day as much the kid …

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