Apr 16

New Books, Old photos

  • Here is a compilation of recent items that have come across the Photos from the Vault desk.
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    In and Around San Luis Obispo penned by local author Barbara Wolcott and published by Central Coast Books came out in October. The book contains vignettes of history and connections to the past you can see as you walk about the county today.Stories include when Avila Beach was the world’s largest oil port, Morro Bay’s fishing roots and old stagecoach stops. The stories are historic but the photos are from today’s era.You’ll have to look for it in local bookstores, no website as yet.
    Barbara Wolcott can be reached at:



    Former Telegram-Tribune photographer Jim Vestal has self-published three books.You have seen several of his images here from his time at the then Telegram-Tribune, these books span his 50 year career.

  • My Life – My Images
  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Come Fly With Me
  • John Borba sent me a link to an old local family photo he recently found.Booth Brothers was a local Dodge dealer the photo is of a 1934 Dodge at California National Guard Camp San Luis Obispo.

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