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Looking Back to 1892: A Christmas table within the reach of everyone

Excerpts from The Moon of Paso Robles, December 17, 1892: A bill of fare for the epicurean Buttered toast – Toast thin slices of bread […]Full Article

Looking back to 1888: Paso Robles becoming a leading health resort in America

Excerpts from the Paso Robles Leader, December 22, 1888: Undeveloped acres lying idle – an opening of great promise to all San Luis Obispo County […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1946: Local jobs are scarce, record school enrollment

Excerpts from the Paso Robles Journal, Wednesday, December 11, 1946. Jobs getting scarce in Paso Robles, says labor office manager –During the past six months […]Full Article

Looking Back to Thanksgiving 1946: Santa visits Paso Robles, local cowboy world champion

Excerpts from the Paso Robles Journal, Wednesday, November 27, 1946: Royal reception given patron saint of Christmas as he parades streets Santa Claus may have […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1950: Paso Robles schools ask for tax hike

Excerpt from Thur March 16, 1950 Paso Robles Journal: $60,000 Levy for Three Years Urged Increased Attendance of Students, Due to Growth of City, Brings […]Full Article

Looking Back to WWI in 1918: Letter from local soldier, snapshots of local support

Excerpts from the Paso Robles Leader, Friday, October 11, 1918. Letter from Ben Kiler from Camp Fremont, Sept 5, 1918 T.F.B. Excelsior Lodge No. 126 Mr. […]Full Article

Looking Back: Goat’s milk creamery opens in Paso Robles, farmer injured in tractor accident

Excerpts from the Saturday, April 4, 1936 Paso Robles Times: Goat’s milk cannery planned by the new owners of creamery Paso Robles will be made […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1930 crimes: Police seize homemade beer, dog killer wanted for strychnine poisoning

Excerpts from the Thursday, October 23, 1930, Paso Robles Spotlight: Dog-killing maniac sought after outrage Three animals near death as wide police search is undertaken. […]Full Article

67-year-old time capsule opened in Paso Robles

Box preserved old pictures of boys school, newspapers, and business cards – Thursday morning, California State Corrections officials opened a 67-year-old time capsule installed during […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1930: Trio arrested for burglary, truck driver spills beans in San Miguel

Excerpts from the Thursday, October 9, 1930 Paso Robles Spotlight: Boot imprints clue used to apprehend Phelps’ house breakers In county jail, Jack Grieg confesses […]Full Article