Photos from the Vault
Posted on October 20, 2014
Oct. 20, 1944
"I have returned. By the grace of almighty God, our force stands again on Philippine soil, soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples." Gen. Douglas MacArthur pushed European war news to a small corner of the front page with the invasion of the Philippine Islands. An estimated 250,000 men were in the invasion force. Though the Tribune did not have the famed photo of the General wading ashore, there was a story from United Press reporter William B. Dickinson who was with "cool confident leader."
The news raised spirits in Salinas. Troops that had trained at Camp San Luis Obispo had been among the first Americans to face Japanese ground troops.
Posted by David Middlecamp on October 15, 2014
While none of the storms in 1991 were epic, it rained enough to offer hope.
Posted by David Middlecamp on October 13, 2014
Stories from the Telegram-Tribune of 70 years ago document gains on the war front and losses at home.
Posted by David Middlecamp on October 6, 2014
A training accident at Camp San Luis Obispo showed that even thousands of miles from the front lines the war could take lives. Telegram-Tribune stories from 70 years ago.
Posted by David Middlecamp on October 3, 2014
A hidden gem of open space is preserved on the edge of Los Osos the Elfin Forest.
Posted on September 30, 2014
Only one World Series has been played on the same field for both National League and American League home games. It was the home park for both teams. It happened in 1944, can you name the stadium? Stories from the Telegram-Tribune 70-years ago.