Ruth St. Denis dances in the surf at Atascadero Beach in Morro Bay in 1916. E.G. Lewis took the modern dance pioneer to Atascadero Beach when she visited a friend at his Colony.
Ruth St. Denis dances in the surf at Atascadero Beach in Morro Bay in 1916. E.G. Lewis took the modern dance pioneer to Atascadero Beach when she visited a friend at his Colony. Courtesy photo
Ruth St. Denis dances in the surf at Atascadero Beach in Morro Bay in 1916. E.G. Lewis took the modern dance pioneer to Atascadero Beach when she visited a friend at his Colony. Courtesy photo

Two notable anniversaries: Sinking of the Montebello and a beach dance in Morro Bay

December 31, 2016 1:42 PM

About Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.