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Looking Back: 200 take plunge for free swimming lessons, San Miguel School breaks ground

Excerpts from the Thursday, July 13, 1950 Paso Robles Journal: 200 Are Enrolled for First Swim Lessons –Two hundred answered the call Monday morning at […] Full Article

Looking Back: Cupid hits 80-year-old lad in Paso Robles

Excerpt from the Thursday, April 24, 1930, The Spotlight –Romance lives long in California. A little matter of eighty years or so is as nothing […] Full Article

Looking Back: Boys School plans shown

Excerpt from the Thursday, May 18, 1950 Paso Robles Journal –The Cuban Room at the Paso Robles Inn was the setting Friday evening, May 12 […] Full Article

Local history: Hugh Black loved the oaks and Paso Robles

  Pages from The Pass of the Oaks –At the request and guidance from Hugh Black’s daughters Linda Pacheco and Shirley Masia, I am currently […] Full Article

Looking Back: Don’t pick a fight unless you’re bigger than the other guy

Excerpt from the Saturday, April 18, 1936, Paso Robles Times Moral: Don’t pick a fight unless you’re bigger than the other guy or able to […] Full Article

Looking Back: Supervisors pass resolution closing county hospitals to paying patients

  Excerpt from the Saturday, April 4, 1936, Paso Robles Times: Only persons who are financially unable to afford hospitalization elsewhere, or who have met […] Full Article

Looking Back: The day no one mentioned the city’s 57th birthday

–Excerpts from the March 13, 1946, Paso Robles Journal: At the Side of the Road With Arem Dee Well, well, well . . . Paso […] Full Article

Looking Back: Paso Roblans in January 1919 as the Spanish Flu was winding down

‘If our city Trustees would have the streets sprinkled with sulphur water we believe it would entirely eradicate the disease’ Excerpts from the Paso Robles […] Full Article

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 1931: Eyewitnesses describe gang battle, hijacking

Excerpt from the Thursday, January 1, 1931 issue: Blazing Guns at San Miguel Peril Citizens Two Men Wounded in Suspected Hijacking Try; Car Left Here […] Full Article