An eight-man crew from UXB International works to clear World War II-era explosives from Rancho El Chorro in San Luis Obispo to make way for the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. This area was a Camp San Luis Obispo grenade pit during World War II.
An eight-man crew from UXB International works to clear World War II-era explosives from Rancho El Chorro in San Luis Obispo to make way for the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. This area was a Camp San Luis Obispo grenade pit during World War II. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
An eight-man crew from UXB International works to clear World War II-era explosives from Rancho El Chorro in San Luis Obispo to make way for the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. This area was a Camp San Luis Obispo grenade pit during World War II. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

When SLO’s El Chorro park was a WWII grenade range

October 13, 2017 02:56 PM

UPDATED October 13, 2017 07:35 PM

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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 .