In Pismo Beach, clam shells marked with India ink were used like money during the Depression. The scrip was issued by 11 merchants and the Chamber of Commerce in 1933.
In Pismo Beach, clam shells marked with India ink were used like money during the Depression. The scrip was issued by 11 merchants and the Chamber of Commerce in 1933. File photo
In Pismo Beach, clam shells marked with India ink were used like money during the Depression. The scrip was issued by 11 merchants and the Chamber of Commerce in 1933. File photo

In Pismo Beach, clams were once as good as gold

July 17, 2013 03:26 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 .