Photos from the Vault
Posted by David Middlecamp on September 28, 2015
If the original surveyors had their way, San Luis Obispo would not have rails today.
Oil transport by rail has been in the news lately, and many of today’s discussions hinge on decisions made more than 100 years ago.
The Pacific Railroad Survey of 1857 by Lt. John G. Parke and Albert H. Campbell was completed under orders from Secretary of War Jefferson Davis to survey the best routes for western railroads.
Posted by David Middlecamp on September 23, 2015
Sending men into space to spy on Russia was expensive too expensive.
Posted by David Middlecamp on September 3, 2015
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, the oldest Protestant church in San Luis Obispo County, nearly lost its historic home to fire in 1970.
Posted by David Middlecamp on August 11, 2015
Surrender overtures were broadcast from Tokyo the day after a second atom bomb was detonated over Japan.
Posted by David Middlecamp on August 10, 2015
Dennis and Douglas Escobar, on the run after the murder of a Miami police officer, ended up in Paso Robles in 1988. Here's a look back at the brothers' near-fatal encounter with two CHP officers on Highway 101.
Posted by David Middlecamp on August 4, 2015
The secret had been so well kept that Telegram-Tribune incorrectly gauged the context and magnitude of the atomic weapon detonated over Hiroshima. The death of isolationist U.S. Sen. Hiram Johnson was the lead story on Aug. 6, 1945.