The official symbol of the Democratic Party is the rooster. This is from an 1868 advertisement in the San Luis Obispo Pioneer.
The official symbol of the Democratic Party is the rooster. This is from an 1868 advertisement in the San Luis Obispo Pioneer. Courtesy of San Luis Obispo City/County Library
The official symbol of the Democratic Party is the rooster. This is from an 1868 advertisement in the San Luis Obispo Pioneer. Courtesy of San Luis Obispo City/County Library

Two stories from the 1860s prove that voters decide elections — not the media

November 04, 2016 09:30 PM

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David Middlecamp

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .