Tag Archive: 1965

Apr 27

1965 Sandspit Seeding

    Crop dusters dropped 9,000 pounds of barley grain on the sandspit from a souped-up World War II Stearman biplane. (Telegram-Tribune photos by Jack Wilson) April 28, 1965 This is one of those stories from the past that would never happen today. The brand new city of Morro Bay was involved in squabbles with …

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Apr 25

1965 Obscene Books Confiscated

    Sgt. L.S. Mosinski and deputy Donald Allen sift through the tattered remains of more than 3,000 obscene booklets found on Highway 1.May 31, 1965About 3,000 obscene booklets fell off a truck on Highway 1 about sixty miles north of San Luis Obispo and were recovered by sheriff’s deputies.They put the value at $75,000 …

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Apr 23

1965 Cal Poly Enrollment

January 5, 1965 My first two quarters at Cal Poly, class registration was held in Mott Gym. Hopefuls would walk in with a penciled in wish list of classes and walk around from table to table picking up punch cards. The arena was filled with hundreds of students and every half hour another group would …

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Apr 18

1965 Graduation/Smirnoff Ad

June 3, 1965 In the olden days before computers could proof print a whole page, the people laying out news pages would get a piece of paper called a dummy with empty boxes marking where the ads went. The first time you would see the whole package was when the paper was printed. This was …

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Feb 29

1965 Last Mail Train

    May 20, 1965 UPDATE Thanks to an assist from Bruce Petty with Los Angeles River Railroads we now have the correct date. According to a post on their website the Coast Mail was nicknamed Sad Sam. The page also says mail trains were slower than others because of the time needed to load …

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Feb 29

1965 Paso Robles 13th St. Bridge

Paso Robles bottleneck This old bridge across the Salinas River at 13th Street in Paso Robles has seen better days, but replacement of the 50-year-old structure awaits city council financing, an estimated $250,000 project. (T-T photo)   Having just lived through the traffic backups during an expansion of the 13th Street bridge, Roblans will no …

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Feb 29

1965 Yo-Yo

    Yo-yo Champion Scott Woolpert, San Luis Obispo, 10, won the Sidewinder Return Top Contest Saturday. He will represent San Luis Obispo in the Regional finals in Ventura on March 7. February 9, 1965 Newspapers cover everything, from train wrecks to trivial trends. A lot of fads were foisted on children of the ’60s, …

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Feb 27

1965 Oceano Dunes

    WELCOME OFFER… Mrs. Evelyn Tallman of the Pismo Beach Dune Riders offers a ride to Mrs. Duncan Jackson and Dr. William E. Siri. January 16, 1965 Brace yourselves. The Sierra Club and the Pismo Beach Dune Riders once had the same goal for the Oceano Dunes. It took PG&E to put them on …

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Feb 19

1965 Ewing Gym, Atascadero

Atascadero gets new gym Norman Norton, a supervisor with Maino Construction Company, stands before new gymnasium at the Atascadero High School. Maino Construction Company is constructing a three building complex at the high school. Work is expected to be completed in May. January 10, 1965 Mixed in with negatives of another story was this image. …

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Feb 19

1965 Tribune Newsroom

    This may only be interesting to me, but here it is, the newsroom of the Telegram-Tribune from the mid 1960’s. These frames were at end of a roll of film from a box labeled 1964-1965. Those who remember film will recall shooting the last few frames in the camera before rewinding the roll …

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