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Looking Back to 1939: Local man rides Nacimiento River rapids

Excerpts from the Wednesday, March 15, 1939, Paso Robles Journal Walt Bonnheim rides the rapids on the Nacimiento At last, it has happened! For years […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1956: Atascadero locals survive airplane crash

Excerpts from the Thursday, March 8, 1956, Paso Robles Journal: Two Atascaderans escape injury in plane crash – Two Atascadero men miraculously escaped death or […]Full Article

Looking Back to February 1935: Housing program to be started in Paso Robles

Excerpts from the Saturday, Thursday, February 28, 1935, Paso Robles Advertiser Ten SERA interviewers will canvass all homes in district Supervisor E.E. Drake of the […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1936: Week of rain washes away fear of drought, river at high point

Excerpts from the Saturday, February 15, 1936, Paso Robles Times Flooding downtown streets and gutters during its heaviest periods, causing considerable run-offs in nearby mountain […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1907: Real estate deals include a 40-acre vineyard for $500

Excerpts from the Wednesday, February 13, 1907, Paso Robles Leader Cupid makes one week suffice for this couple Paso Robles is quite stirred up. There […]Full Article

James Dean’s last ride was along Highway 46 almost 70 years ago

Victims were taken to a Paso Robles hospital following the fatal accident – As you drive by Paso Robles along Highway 46 East, you are […]Full Article

Explore Paso Robles history through items for sale on eBay

Local museums express interest in artifacts – Vintage items, such as patches and postcards, from over 100 years of Paso Robles history can be found […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1941: Storm damages entire coast, infant deaths increase

Excerpts from the Wednesday, February 12, 1941, Paso Robles Journal Heavy rains and wind damage entire coast Heavy rains and raging winds have done serious […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1937: Believe it or not, Ripley visits Paso Robles, town has first driverless car

Excerpts from the Thursday, February 4, 1937, Paso Robles Advertiser Believe it or not Believe it or not, Bob Ripley was a Paso Robles visitor […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1950: Chamber favors air academy, danger on Spring St. interests police

Excerpts from the Thursday, January 19, 1950, Paso Robles Journal: New hope for air academy Chamber backs location in Paso Robles – Paso Robles is […]Full Article