Photos from the Vault
Posted by David Middlecamp on July 24, 2014
Shortly after Morro Bay became a city, the community launched an Oyster Festival. It was a popular spring event for a number of years but has faded from the scene. The Central Coast Oyster Festival debuted in Morro Bay in 2012, but this year moved to Avila Beach.
As a point of reference, a recent search for "Guinness World Record for oyster shucking" turned up 38 in under one minute by Patrick McMurray.
Look at the crowd in the 1974 photo. The only person with a camera is taking the picture; today a good portion of the crowd would have a cell phone at the ready.
Posted by David Middlecamp on July 21, 2014
Early July 1944 included news of Bing Crosby in Atascadero, a plane crash near San Luis Obispo and major war developments from the Pacific to Europe. Hundreds killed in explosion at Port Chicago in the Bay Area, an attempt on the life of Hitler and invasion news were just a few of the major stories.
Posted by David Middlecamp on June 26, 2014
Sometimes the ingredients for having fun include testosterone and gasoline, particularly at the Oceano Dunes on a holiday weekend like Labor Day.
Posted by David Middlecamp on June 24, 2014
New weapons were introduced to the public eye in June included a long range bomber and the forerunner of the cruise missile.