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History in San Luis Obispo County:
A Book List/Bibliography


Table of Contents


The Achievers: Central California’s Engineering Pioneers
Tod Rafferty, Ed.
San Luis Obispo: Central Coast History Foundation, 2004.

 (Unless credited otherwise, the chapters were written by Editor Tod Rafferty.)



The Pacific Coast Railroad – the Narrow-Gauge Pioneers (by Loren L. Nicholson)

Oilport, 1907  -  Short-Lived Shell Beach Terminal

Building the Southern Pacific Railroad through San Luis Obispo County (by Edison T. Strobridge and Loren L. Nicholson)

C.F. Hoffmann – San Miguel’s Original Power Supplier

Billy Henderson’s Pioneer Garage – Paso Robles’ First Auto Man

William Paulsen’s Dream Flyer – Lockwood’s Earthbound Aviator

Harriet Quimby – Arroyo Grande’s First Lady of Flight (by David Ciaffardini)

The Matteson Brothers’ Mystery Ship – Early Aviation in Santa Maria

Achilles Tognini’s Wave Motion Generator – Cayucos’ Power Pioneer

Charlie Maino – Mechanic, Motorcycle Racer, Oil Driller, Car Dealer, Realtor

Exposition Park – San Luis Obispo’s Championship Race Track, 1922

Allan Hancock – Santa Maria’s Quiet Adventurer

Cal Poly in Flight – Automotive to Aeronautics to Aerospace

The Varian Brothers – the Dreamer, the Builder, and the Klystron Tube (by Bob Behme)

Paso Robles – King of Charcoal

Vic Hickey – The Original Off-Roader

Tom Spalding – Hot Rods, Racing Ignition, Go-Karts, and Video Technology

The Abalone Divers – Undersea Pioneers in Modern Diving Equipment  (by Steve Rebuck)

Arnold Teague – Machinist, Ironworker, Recycler, Teacher, Model-Maker

Burt Rutan – Contemporary Aero Pioneer

California Fine Wire Company – The Minutely Hard-Wired World of Mike Greenelsh

Craig Vetter – Designer, Motorcyclist, Entrepreneur, Environmentalist

Building Diablo Canyon – Transporting and Installing Massive Reactor Components

Retrofitting an Earthen Dam – Fault Proximity Drives Improvements at Lopez Lake (by Bob Behme)

The Human-Powered Vehicle Project – Cal Poly Brings Homo-Sapiens Engines Up to Speed

The Future Truck Project – Engineering Students Focus on Cleaner, More Efficient Trucking

Mondello Technical School – An Original Hot-Rodder Flows Moistly into the Future

SLO Works – Downtown Blacksmith Shop Operational for 67 Years

Roving on the Red Planet – NASA’s Martian Rover Rolls on SLO Wheels

Truvativ – Elevating Bicycle Performance Parts’ Performance




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