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Looking Back: January 1914 storm wipes out local bridges, creates ‘a sorry wreck’

Greatest Rainfall on Record for One Month, Paso Robles Bridge Destroyed, San Miguel Impassable Excerpt from the Paso Robles Leader, Wednesday, January 28, 1914 Another […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1955: $110,000 Farmers Alliance project nears completion

Excerpts from Sunday, January 2, 1955, Sunday Review Grain loading storage, processing equipment installed in new 7-story structure Workmen today were putting the “finishing touches” […]Full Article

Best sparkling wines in Paso Robles for the holidays in 2022

–With the holiday season now upon us, we invited our local wineries to help us with their top wine recommendations. Wow, were we impressed by […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1946: Santa Claus coming for a visit on Saturday

Excerpts from November 20, 1946, The Paso Robles Journal: Patron saint of Christmas will greet children and present every guest with a bag of candy […]Full Article

Looking back to 1950: $319,000 phone project for Paso as long-distance calls rise

Excerpts from Thursday, December 7, 1950, Paso Robles Journal: Major expansion program revealed by J. E. Gooding A large increase in the number of long-distance […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1918: Paso Robles sees first woman on a water wagon

Excerpts from the Sunday, June 26, 1918, Paso Robles Leader: Woman on water wagon –Paso Robles is the first city in California we believe to […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1936: Businessmen blame traffic enforcement for loss of tourist trade

Excerpts from November 17, 1936 The Paso Robles Times: Businessmen ask end of safety drive; say tourist trade forced elsewhere Whether Paso Robles should discontinue […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1956: Adolescent riots feared in Atascadero, veterans honored

Excerpts from Thursday, November 15, 1956, Paso Robles Journal: Possible riots of adolescents at Atascadero, Napa feared A legislative committee warned that aggressive actions of […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1930: Lack of housing in city is acute, say rental agents

Excerpts from Thursday, October 16, 1930, Paso Robles Spotlight Oil workers influx sets precedent in demand for quarters Need building—modern construction sought by prospective tenants […]Full Article

Looking Back to 1937: Community celebrates Pioneer Day

  Excerpts from Thursday, October 7, 1937, Paso Robles Advertiser: Hail to the pioneer – For the seventh consecutive year Paso Robles will hold open […]Full Article