Tag Archive: Monterey

Oct 01

Life sized Lionel Train, Southern Pacific engine at Monterey St.

Choo choo Toy manufacturers are making things more realistic all the time...or could it be real? It looks just like the Southern Pacific crossing above Monterey Street.  ©Thom Halls/Telegram-Tribune published Jan 22, 1977

•••••••• RAILFANS—The Central Coast Railroad Festival is coming Oct. 4-8, 2012. Events include five rail excursions and a first ever open house for the new San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. ••••••••

Dec 30

A former San Luis Obispo fire chief visits

December 27, 1941 war and local news in the then Telegram-Tribune newspaper.

Among the worsening war news on page three of the then Telegram-Tribune was an article that gave a glimpse of life in the late 1800s on the Central Coast. A former fire chief and downtown stable owner visited his friends during the 1941 holiday season. Apparently his skill with people and horses shaped a career …

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Mar 01

Ft. Ord becomes CSU Monterey Bay

The sign lists it as "Central Campus Meeting House" but it looks like the chapels from military bases. CSU Montery Bay was built on the site of Fort Ord. © 2010 David Middlecamp CSU Montery Bay library. ©2010 David Middlecamp By far the most commented post on Photos From the Vault is "Vietnam basic training …

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May 26

Greyhound Bus Station

January 7, 1969 His camouflage jacket reads: I made love in Viet-Nam not war South China Sea Surfing Association Viet-Nam chapter Pleiku Vietnam 67-68 I found myself in a metaphysical conversation the other day. A plumber made the argument that life on earth could be a form of purgatory, a place between Heaven and Hell. …

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May 13

Pope John Paul II leads mass at Laguna Seca, California

September 17, 1987 Pope Benedict XVI is currently touring Israel. His predecessor Pope John Paul II set a record for pastoral travel. According to Wikipedia he made 104 trips outside Italy in his less than 27 years as pontiff. He was born Karol Józef Wojtyła in Poland on May of 1920. He was the first …

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Jan 13

1966 Golf, 25th Crosby National Pro-Am part 3

January 21, 1966The purse this year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is $6 million with a winning share at $1,080,000. Clearly corporate sponsorship has boosted the winnings for top finishers of the former Crosby National Pro-Am tournament.In 1966 the purse was a modest $104,000. Adjusted for inflation that would be roughly $660,000 today. …

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Jan 11

1966 Golf, Crosby National Pro-am, part 2

  Dean Martin signs autographs at the Crosby Clambake. January 21, 1966 Put your stargazing glasses on…can you name the golfers? Bill Morem shares memories of covering the Crosby in the 1980′s when he was editor of the Cambrian and publisher of Monterey Life Magazine. The weather on the Monterey Peninsula in January can be …

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Jan 09

1966 25th annual Crosby Clambake


January 21, 1966 Bing Crosby began his pro-am golf tournament in 1937 at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, near San Diego County’s Del Mar Race Track. The Southern California version of the tournament lasted through 1942; World War II put the tournament on hiatus from 1943 to 1946. By 1966 the event was having a …

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Nov 21

Monterey Street 1959


November 1959 Though the writing on the print says 1949, this view of Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo is likely 10 years later. Both the Battle of Midway starring Cliff Robertson and the Crimson Kimono shared the bill on the Obispo Theater. They were released in 1959. The cars look like 1950’s era cars. …

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Nov 09

Vietnam basic training Ft. Ord

Writer Gilbert Moore and photographer Jim Vestal visited Fort Ord in Monterey as training for the Vietnam War was ramping up. Both had been through basic training there in the early 1960’s but in the mid-1960’s thousands of soldiers were going to battle in South East Asia. At the beginning of 1966 there were less …

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