Times Past

August 16, 2014

World War II brought wealth to county, but little to buy

The onset of World War II, like the war that began in 1914, brought considerable prosperity to our region.The construction of Camps Roberts, San Luis Obispo and Cooke (now Vandenberg AFB) transformed a Depression-ridden farm and ranch economy.

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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.