Tag Archive: Parade

Dec 09

Helicopter Santa rides again

Kim Baker, 5, and Jeff, 7, join Santa in his sleigh/helicopter at the Grover City Holiday Parade. Published Dec. 6, 1987 ©The Tribune

I’ve heard of helicopter parents, but helicopter Santa? I prefer the horse or reindeer powered commuter in red myself. Our web team has assembled a gallery of photos from holidays past.

Sep 07

Prize winners at Pinedorado


Not many local festivals can boast that one of their judges had won a Nobel Peace Prize. Oh yours won one? Ours won two, the only person who has won two undivided Nobel Prizes. The organizers of the 18th annual Pinedorado celebration were able to bring in Linus Pauling, Big Sur resident, as a judge …

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Dec 22

1964 Christmas Parade, Monterey St.


ALL WRAPPED UP… John Somogyi gift wrapped himself for San Luis Obispo Christmas parade. December 14, 1964 Photographers go to a lot of parades. I mean we photograph a LOT of parades. The late-lamented Mardi Gras, a great parade. Epic. It had creativity, color, energy and the understanding that if you have a parade at …

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Dec 10

1964 Paso Robles Christmas Parade

December 5, 1964 Not all change is good. One of the first posts in this blog was the from the 1963 Paso Robles Christmas parade. Santa rode a wheeled sleigh pulled by a horse on 12th street. Yeah, its not reindeer but the visual symbols are close enough so that if you squint you can …

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Sep 16

1966 Pioneer Day

  The Lions Club and volunteer firefighters cooked the beans in City Park. Drawing enthusiastic applause was the 10-mule team driven by Fred Healy of Paso Robles. The team pulled a train of grain wagons just as they might have in the early days when farmers brought their grain in from the Carrisa Plains. October …

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May 18

1968 La Fiesta Parade

May 17, 1968 One of the lost traditions of San Luis Obispo is La Fiesta de las Flores. Established in 1925 as a fund-raiser for the fire damaged downtown Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa , the festival was held almost continually until 1995. The city festival then fell victim to organizer burnout and a …

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Nov 13

Paso Robles Christmas Parade


December 1963 Santa Claus makes a 1963 ride in a horse drawn sleigh downtown Paso Robles. Dukes Smoke Shop, Rexall, a Shell gas station and Sears are in the background. My best guess is this is 12th St. near the City Park. Looking for help from a Roblan who knows for sure.