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Aug 01

1972 Diablo Construction & County aerials

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September 20, 1972

These photos are from a set of aerial photos made for development stories throughout the county. The early 1970′s brought a wave of development to the area as Cal Poly expanded and workers flooded in to build a power plant.

Construction was underway at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. At least 6 cranes are busy as PG&E
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It’s the most expensive building in the county, sorry Hearst Castle. The county and San Luis Coastal School district both got budget boosts from the increased property tax.
The view of Los Osos shows Baywood in the foreground and new construction in the heights above town. There is no sewer being constructed however.
The view of Pismo Beach shows new empty mobile home parks and grazing land east of Highway 101.

The photos were by Larry Jamison

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