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Jul 26

Photos From the Vault is moving

COMMENTS ARE NO LONGER ENABLED When we launched blogs, like Photos From the Vault at sanluisobispo.com our old web publishing system was not nimble, easy to use or customize. In fact it was easy to mess a lot of important things up so the blogs were launched on an outside platform. Over the years we …

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Mar 16

Photos From the Vault fans, check out the Tribune on Sunday

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Sorry I haven’t had much time this week to work on historical photos. There is a trial going on right now, you may have heard about, that has taken priority. However it must be said the amount of time I am spending in court is a fraction of what the attorneys, experts and investigators have …

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Apr 23

I h8 Spam!

Due to excessive spambot activity I have reluctantly disabled comments on all posts over 14 days old. When we can work out a better technical solution I’ll be happy to open things back up again but with over 1,000 spam comments to moderate this morning I have had my fill of  tinned comments. Regular readers …

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Dec 13

Four years of Blogging

I didn’t think writing was my thing till this blog came along. Discovering old photos, sharing articles, reading your comments it has all been a lot of fun. Apologies for the inconsistent posting schedule over the last few weeks. Vacation, sick days and computer crashes have all combined to make posting less regular than I …

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Nov 04

Technical Difficulties, please stand by

We have had a server glitch that has set our blogs back in time 10 months. I’ll keep writing so expect to see them next week when the system is back up. Thanks for checking in…

Sep 28

Picturephone

1965 Bell Picturephone 1965 Bell Picturephone™ ad Looking like a prop from the Starship Enterprise the Bell telephone companies were advertising the Picturephone* service. How modern can it really be with cables coming out of the handset? This ad is from September 28, 1965, the television series would premier about a year later. Back in …

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Sep 26

Questions linger 50 years after James Dean’s fatal crash

The James Dean memorial in Cholame commissioned by Seita Ohnishi. ©The Tribune- Joe Johnston CORONER’S INQUEST CLEARED DRIVER, BUT QUESTIONS LINGER 50 YEARS LATER?WITH DEAN’S DEATH, THE FATE OF A CAL POLY STUDENT AND KOREAN WAR VETERAN RESIDED IN THE HANDS OF A DOZEN NORTH COUNTY CITIZENS Published: Saturday, October 1, 2005 By Jay Thompson …

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Sep 23

Caballeros de San Luis Obispo

Penciled on back of print, Roy Garcia school teach, pioneer family. ©The Tribune The tradition began in 1943 after some San Luis Obispo horsemen went with the Paso Robles Trail Riders. The Caballeros de San Luis Obispo was an all male group that would take off to the hills for several days in the back …

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Sep 21

Nuclear power under glass, PG&E seeks PUC approval for Diablo

Looking over a model of an atomic powwer plant are James R. Adams (left), PG&E biologist, and D.V. Kelly, PG&E chief mechanical engineer. ©The Tribune Who thought building a nuclear power plant out of glass was a good idea? No doubt the glow at night would make a good lighthouse but think of all the …

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Sep 19

Fade to black, eyewitness to James Dean’s fatal accident

James Dean and Rolf Wuetherich drive through Sherman Oaks bound for Highway 99 and the trip north for a Salinas car race. Within four hours Dean would be dead. – photo by Sanford Roth, courtesy of Seita Ohnishi Published: Friday, September 30, 2005 A LEGEND OUT OF TRAGEDY SEPT. 30, 1955: THE DEATH OF JAMES …

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