Times Past

May 26, 2013

Desolate region was a haven for bandits preying on cattle riches

The small mission pueblo of San Luis Obispo was known as El Barrio de Tigre — the town of the wildcat. Our region suffered both from isolation and prosperity.

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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.