THE STACK IS HIGH...This dramatic photo of a rigger, Orval Ady, dangling 15 feet below the top of PG&E's 450-foot smokestack was taken by Telegram-Tribune photographer Fen Truebridge who had just previously been hoisted up through the giant chimney's brick-lined interior. The power plant building is shown at the top left.
THE STACK IS HIGH...This dramatic photo of a rigger, Orval Ady, dangling 15 feet below the top of PG&E's 450-foot smokestack was taken by Telegram-Tribune photographer Fen Truebridge who had just previously been hoisted up through the giant chimney's brick-lined interior. The power plant building is shown at the top left.
THE STACK IS HIGH...This dramatic photo of a rigger, Orval Ady, dangling 15 feet below the top of PG&E's 450-foot smokestack was taken by Telegram-Tribune photographer Fen Truebridge who had just previously been hoisted up through the giant chimney's brick-lined interior. The power plant building is shown at the top left.

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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 .