Various San Luis Obispo County seals and emblems. At left is the original county seal adopted in 1883 seen over the doorway of the 1940 county offices. In the center is the unofficial emblem created in 1957. When the original seal wore out a new seal was designed in 1972 at the request of Howard Mankins, chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, by artist Robert Reynolds.
Various San Luis Obispo County seals and emblems. At left is the original county seal adopted in 1883 seen over the doorway of the 1940 county offices. In the center is the unofficial emblem created in 1957. When the original seal wore out a new seal was designed in 1972 at the request of Howard Mankins, chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, by artist Robert Reynolds. Images-The San Luis Obispo County Seal and Emblem A Brief History of the Board of Supervisors Official Seal and County Emblem
Various San Luis Obispo County seals and emblems. At left is the original county seal adopted in 1883 seen over the doorway of the 1940 county offices. In the center is the unofficial emblem created in 1957. When the original seal wore out a new seal was designed in 1972 at the request of Howard Mankins, chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, by artist Robert Reynolds. Images-The San Luis Obispo County Seal and Emblem A Brief History of the Board of Supervisors Official Seal and County Emblem

David Middlecamp is a photojournalist and third-generation Cal Poly graduate who has covered the Central Coast region since the 1980s. A career that began developing and printing black-and-white film now includes an FAA-certified drone pilot license. He also writes the history column “Photos from the Vault.”