Tag Archive: Courthouse

Aug 17

Masonic Temple in San Luis Obispo dedicated

Apron used at dedications of several significant San Luis Obispo buildings including a courthouse, library and temple. Now framed at the Masonic Lodge in San Luis Obispo..

The Masons have a deep sense of history. This apron was used in many ceremonies. It dedicated cornerstones of three court houses including Stockton and Visalia then later San Luis Obispo in 1872. Tribune founder, judge and freemason Walter Murray wore it during the San Luis Obispo courthouse dedication ceremony. The apron outlasted the old …

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Jun 09

Fremont Theater opens, Cal Poly Bachelor’s degrees, World War II week by week


Can I ask a favor? If you think an article is worthwhile could you share a link on your favorite social media? When we had our technology meltdown we were offline for a number of weeks and now need to get the word out we are back. With our blogging technical difficulties resolved it is …

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Oct 28

The first woman judge in San Luis Obispo County, Teresa Estrada-Mullaney

Why did it take so long? Women were granted the right to vote one hundred years ago in 1911. Clara Shortridge Folz was admitted to the California State Bar in 1878 after lobbying the state legislature to remove gender restrictions. Georgia Bullock presided over the Los Angeles Women’s Court in 1914, the first woman judge …

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Dec 28

The promise of a right to vote, 54 years later

A special moment Dora Baines, San Luis Obispo, registers to vote in the San Luis Obispo County clerk's office, a big moment in her life after being denied this right for more than 35 years in Mississippi.

February 10, 1965 We set the fireworks off on July 4th celebrating a unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. The second sentence is the one quoted most often. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, …

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Dec 14

San Luis Obispo, Palm St. 1964


 July 16 1964 San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Annex looking bright and new but there is another building where the City/County Library is now.