Times Past

May 19, 2014

Rail gap gave rise to theater in SLO

The Gap revolutionized public entertainment in San Luis Obispo. This isn’t the clothing store that has marketed to young people globally since 1969. Instead, it was a real “gap” in standard gauge rail service that was created after the first trains came down through the Cuesta tunnels on May 4, 1894.

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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.