Photos from the Vault

May 12, 2014 6:20 PM

Gas street lamps lit SLO streets until 1940s

As late as April 1941, San Luis Obispo still had a lamplighter on the payroll. The city had the dubious distinction of being one of the last U.S. cities to snuff out gas street lamps.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Arroyo Grande police dog honored at retirement ceremony 00:36

Arroyo Grande police dog honored at retirement ceremony

Ashley Daugherty hits grand slam, Templeton softball advances in playoffs 01:29

Ashley Daugherty hits grand slam, Templeton softball advances in playoffs

What the route Kristin Smart took looks like today 01:30

What the route Kristin Smart took looks like today

Bill Nye and LightSail 2 at Cal Poly 02:05

Bill Nye and LightSail 2 at Cal Poly

Cycle de Mayo promotes bicycle safety in Templeton 00:55

Cycle de Mayo promotes bicycle safety in Templeton

Firefighters respond to a small brush fire on South Higuera Street in SLO 00:37

Firefighters respond to a small brush fire on South Higuera Street in SLO

Locals, visitors celebrate 2016 Paso Robles Wine Festival 00:25

Locals, visitors celebrate 2016 Paso Robles Wine Festival

2016 Cuesta College graduation 00:51

2016 Cuesta College graduation

How Cuesta College changed one student's life 03:46

How Cuesta College changed one student's life

Fallen officers honored in Atascadero 01:08

Fallen officers honored in Atascadero

Tour of California cyclists whoosh through North Coast 01:00

Tour of California cyclists whoosh through North Coast

Share Video

About Photos From the Vault

David Middlecamp

@davidmiddlecamp

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 .

Editor's Choice Videos