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July 9, 2016 12:38 PM

Loren Nicholson’s book tracks San Luis Obispo railroad history

Former Cal Poly journalism professor helped to document railroad’s role in establishing San Luis Obispo

Loren Nicholson, author of “Rails Across the Ranchos” and other books, died June 25

The railroad made SLO the economic center of a region rich in agriculture and raw materials

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