Morro Bay celebrates its 50th birthday
The city of Morro Bay celebrated it’s 50th Birthday late Thursday afternoon. While music from 1964 blared over the PA system about 500 people ate birthday cake and ice cream. Many others stopped by to join the celebration.
Morro Bay incorporated as a city on July 17, 1964. The population then was 3,700 people. Today, the city has more than 10,000 residents. Morro Bay had no high school then, so students traveled to San Luis Obispo High School to attend San Luis Obispo or Mission High Schools.
The Morro Bay Police Department displayed an original patrol car. Historians Gary Ream and Roger Castle signed two books they’d written about Morro Bay and talked about the past 50 years.
The birthday celebration was coordinated by Morro Bay City Councilwoman Christine Johnson and a large group of volunteers. The committee agreed to do it again in 2064.