The San Luis Obispo Pioneer was the first newspaper in the county. It began non-partisan then abruptly lurched over to the Democrats. It was founded by Rome G. Vickers.
The San Luis Obispo Pioneer was the first newspaper in the county. It began non-partisan then abruptly lurched over to the Democrats. It was founded by Rome G. Vickers. San Luis Obispo City-County Library
The San Luis Obispo Pioneer was the first newspaper in the county. It began non-partisan then abruptly lurched over to the Democrats. It was founded by Rome G. Vickers. San Luis Obispo City-County Library

Racist editor launched SLO’s first newspaper 150 years ago. It lasted 24 months

January 05, 2018 02:34 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 .