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Looking Back: Christmas Day, 1946 

Click here to view the full front page of the Wednesday, December 25, 1946, Paso Robles Journal

Editorial summaries from The Paso Robles Journal, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1946

Gas Hike Urged for Roads

An increase in the 3-center per gallon State gasoline tax is recommended by Governor Earl Warren as a means of financing the much needed modernization of California’s highway system.

Plans Made for New C.C. Office

Erection of a building to house the Chamber of Commerce, long the dream of Paso Robles businessmen, may become a reality following Monday night’s meeting of the chamber directors.

This article also reported that the board approved the purchase of additional street lights, “and appointed Sid Tucker as custodian of the lights to keep them under lock and key. In other years many were lost or stolen, it was reported.”

At the Side of the Road

Arem Dee, reports that Chief of Police Millard was disappointed because he did not get a new police car for Christmas. Apparently, someone on the police team had “jimmied up” a police car, resulting in receiving a traffic citation from the California Highway Patrol.

Watch Paso Robles Grow

Be sure to read this column in the lower right corner of the full view of the newspaper. Find out which local residents were born in December 1946.

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This “Looking Back” view at Paso Robles history comes from one of the hundreds of local newspapers in the Paso Robles Area Historical Society collection. At least 18 local newspapers, dating from the 1800s, have reported on local, national and world events, providing priceless historical views of our community that are not available from any other source. The Historical Society is seeking community support for the multi-phased Newspaper Preservation Project to help fund the transfer of these aged and fragile pages to microfilm and digital images. See the society website for more information about becoming a member or donating to any phase of this project.

The Paso Robles Daily News is pleased to support this important project. Watch this space for future “Looking Back” articles.


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