Times Past

Times Past

With war looming, Camp SLO needed a laugh. Abbott and Costello obliged.

The U.S. War Department leased Camp Merriam (later named Camp San Luis Obispo) from the California National Guard. The camp had been created in 1928 with 5,800 acres. Through local agents, the War Department purchased and leased former dairy farms, enlarging the facility by another 4,685 acres. It would serve a dual purpose in both training troops and having a military base near the coast capable of opposing an enemy landing.

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Highlights of SLO High boys soccer playoff loss to Godinez

Godinez High defeated SLO High 1-0 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
Travis Gibson, tgibson@thetribunenews.com
Highlights of SLO High boys soccer playoff loss to Godinez 1:36

Highlights of SLO High boys soccer playoff loss to Godinez

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