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Oct 20

Cuesta Grade claims two tires

Cuesta Grade picks on everyone, even those who work to keep it safe. ©The Tribune/Wayne Nicholls

I have written about my travails while traveling on Cuesta Grade. Since the time of the horse and buggy crossing the Santa Lucia Range has been an adventure. Some incidents are major, others minor, here these California Highway Patrol officers lost two tires to the road. This photo was published Monday August 27, 1979. Here is the published caption.

Tiring work

Unidentified sharp objects on the shoulder of Highway 101 knocked this Highway Patrol car out of action temporarily Saturday as Officer Gary Fowler, kneeling, and Sgt. William G. Koehler went to direct traffic around a brush fire on the Cuesta Grade.
©The Tribune/Wayne Nicholls

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