Photos from the Vault
Posted on March 3, 2014
World War II stories from the Telegram-Tribune 70 years ago:
Feb. 26, 1944
A front page obituary for Queenie Parr Warden, 82, a prominent community activist. She almost became the first woman elected mayor of San Luis Obispo in 1917 when she lost to Dr. W. M. Stover by a handful of votes. She was president of the Civic Club, which preceded the Monday Club and was onetime proprietor of the City Pharmacy. The bridge across San Luis Creek in Mission Plaza is named for her.
Posted by David Middlecamp on February 24, 2014
Stories from 70 years ago included the building air war over Europe, snow in SLO County and a man with a purple beard filled with chipmunks.
Posted by David Middlecamp on February 20, 2014
Forgotten headline from 70 years ago: "Adolf Hitler's Nephew Inducted into American Navy."
Posted by David Middlecamp on February 14, 2014
The half-remembered story of the runaway truck of 1953 is winched from the archives. In this first part, removal of the debris, four months after the accident.