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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 […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1932: Bearcats battle Santa Barbara for division title

Excerpts from Thursday, May 12, 1931, Paso Robles Advertiser: Locals take league pennant; meet Dons in quarterfinals Paso Robles stores close for two hours during […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1956: Teamsters picket Nacimiento Dam

Excerpts from Thursday, May 17, 1956 The Paso Robles Journal Three picketeers make mystery appearance The “Three Picketeers” came to Paso Robles Nacimiento Dam early […] Full Article

Looking Back: Judge aims to naturalize 4000 new citizens, state hospital hosts open house

Excerpts from Thursday, May 10, 1956 The Paso Robles Journal: Judge Lyons aims for goal of 4000 new citizens June 15 has real significance for […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1931: Fatal accident results in lawsuit, man to parachute into town

Excerpts from Wednesday, May 12, 1931, The Paso Robles Spotlight: Sturgeon faces suit Parent of Iris Woolman to act for other folk A statement that […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1940: Whooping cough postpones well baby conference

Excerpts from Wednesday, April 24, 1940, The Paso Robles Journal: County nurse advises postpone well-baby conference for April The monthly well-baby conference scheduled for Thursday […] Full Article

Looking Back: Southwest starts service at Paso Robles Airport, Deputy catches escapee

Excerpts from Thursday, April 26, 1956, The Paso Robles Journal: Southwest will start service here on Sunday Four flights daily will be scheduled Southwest Airways […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1940: Education week observed, Soviet navy nears Ukraine

Excerpts from Wednesday, April 17, 1940 The Paso Robles Journal National Education Week to be observed Students to give special programs Paso Robles will cooperate […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1931: Girl abandonment facts out

Excerpt from the Tuesday, May 5, 1931 Paso Robles Spotlight: Father’s actions in case not explained Neighbor takes girl. Tangle of marriage and divorce makes […] Full Article

Looking Back to 1936: Storm brings rain and ends Yankee training school

Excerpts from Saturday, April 4, 1936, The Paso Robles Times: Storm brings 1.23 inches of rain Eighty-eight hundredths of an inch of rain fell on […] Full Article