Times Past

August 23, 2014

Timberwolves and Ferdinand lead SLO's celebration on V-J Day

More than 6,000 members of the Army's legendary Timberwolves Division were in San Luis Obispo on V-J Day when Japan surrendered, setting off worries among some residents that the rejoicing might get out of hand.

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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.