Times Past

May 3, 2014

"Blood sports" give way to more genteel pastimes in 1870s San Luis Obispo

Bull fighting and bear baiting ended in the 1870s and 80s, when San Luis Obispo became “respectable” with baseball and music becoming popular pastimes.

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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.