San Simeon cove was briefly transformed into the fictional South American country of Val Verde before it was blown up in 1985.
©Brooks Townes/Telegram-Tribune
San Simeon cove was briefly transformed into the fictional South American country of Val Verde before it was blown up in 1985. ©Brooks Townes/Telegram-Tribune
San Simeon cove was briefly transformed into the fictional South American country of Val Verde before it was blown up in 1985. ©Brooks Townes/Telegram-Tribune

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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 .