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

Looking Back Paso Robles

Click here to read the full front page of the Thursday, April 24, 1930 issue of The Spotlight

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 when Cupid is concerned.

Monday, April 21st, Benjamin F. Ramage, pert and active octogenarian, and Pamela Wear, 65, of Paso Robles, were married by Dr. Farr at the Methodist parsonage, at Salinas. They were attended by his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Ramage, Jr.

They are both old-time residents of Paso Robles, and will make their home at 2048 Vine Street.

Their children gathered Monday evening to wish them many happy years of wedded bliss. A buffet supper was served by the children.

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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. Several 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.

Photography of the old newspapers is by Gigi Greene. News for this column is selected with the assistance of the society’s Vice President Nancy Tweedie and Research Director Jan Cannon.

The Paso Robles Historical Society is located in the Paso Robles History Museum at 800 12th Street in Downtown City Park. Visit the Paso Robles Historical Society website for more information about exhibits, research, becoming a member, volunteering, or donating.

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



About the author: Reporter Jackie Iddings

Jackie Iddings is a contributing reporter and photographer for the Paso Robles Daily News.