Photos from the Vault
Posted by David Middlecamp on December 16, 2014
Dec. 14, 1944
Page 2 of the Telegram-Tribune had a feature story on 24 war dogs training at Camp San Luis Obispo.
The German shepherds were taking 15-mile road marches, field maneuvers and bivouacs. The dogs were selected via a rigid evaluation system from donated animals in the Dogs for Defense program.
Posted by David Middlecamp on December 11, 2014
Though she died in 1988, her name lives on at the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter. This is her story.
Posted by David Middlecamp on December 9, 2014
Census numbers were tabulated, and there were roughly 10 percent more women than men in San Luis Obispo in 1944.
Posted by David Middlecamp on December 4, 2014
Both a concept and a word were created with the building of the Milestone Inn, soon renamed Motel Inn.
Posted by David Middlecamp on December 1, 2014
United Press reporter Richard D. McMillian survived a mine explosion and wrote about the experience.
Posted by David Middlecamp on November 21, 2014
What happens when a man rides a horse off a pier? This and other tales from the early days of San Luis Obispo from the man who built the Anderson Hotel.
Posted by David Middlecamp on November 19, 2014
Three bomber gunners were faced with a deadly choice when their buddy was trapped in a doomed bomber. Would they choose friendship or survival?