HISTORY IN
    
THE COUNTY OF
          SAN LUIS OBISPO
 
Site  by Lynne Landwehr 2001
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Selected Columns
by Mark Hall-Patton
in the South County Tribune

(also published in
History Columns from the
San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune,
A Personal Selection of My Favorites
,
by Mark Hall-Patton,
San Luis Obispo: San Luis Obispo County Historical Society, 1993)

[Note:   Mark Hall-Patton, former Director of the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum, is currently Administrator of the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum in Henderson, Nevada.--Lynne Landwehr]


Please note:  The date format below is year/month/day; thus, for example, the first entry refers to the South County Tribune--year 1987, second month (February), 4th day of the month.  The material is NOT online, but I may be able to help you obtain a copy if it's for non-commercial purposes.  (See "Contact" page.) Thanks.

- 870204 Pacific Coast Railway Railroad Post Office
- 871210 Henry Amos Tefft
- 880114 Halcyon Art Pottery 
- 880128 Bellow Street Bridge
- 880211 Ynocenta
- 880317 Harford
- 880324 William G. Dana and the schooner "La Fama"
- 880414 The History of Museums (18th through 20th centuries)
- 880512 Coast Line Stage Company
- 880616 Kessler Onyx Mine
- 880623 Bridge Street Bridge in Arroyo Grade
- 880714 Fred Wiseman Flight at Pismo Beach, July 14, 1911
- 880811 Dorothea Lange Photo of Migrant Mother, Florence Thompson
- 880818 Wreck of the "Elg" off Oceano (1938)
- 880825 Wreck of the "Elg" off Oceano, part 2 (1938)
- 880922 Sinking of "Queen of the Pacific," 1888
- 881013 Nipomo Mesa War Games 1935 
- 881027 County Boundaries
- 881110 Attempts to Divide Santa Barbara County
- 881229 Hubbard Airship Company
- 890202 1887 Fire on Harford's Wharf
- 890209 1915 Fire on Harford's Wharf
- 890223 South County District Post Offices, Avenal to Musick
- 890302 South County District Post Offices, Oilport to Suey
- 890406 Nipomo's Nineteenth Century Newspapers
- 890413 Roma t. Jackson, Itinerant Newspaperman
- 890525 Drought of 1862-64
- 890608 Fighting for a Breakwater at Port SLO
- 890615 Building the Breakwater at Port SLO (with rock from Morro Rock)
- 890713 Balloon Ascensions and Parachute Drops
- 890720 Oilport
- 890727 Tank Farm Fire at Avila (1908)
- 890831 Loss of the Price Adobe (Fire August 19, 1989)
- 890907 CCC in South County (Civilian Conservation Corps)
- 890909 Port San Luis Shore Whaling Station
- 890914 CCC in South County, part 2
- 891005 Sycamore Hot Springs
- 891019 Early Oil Exploration
- 891026 Arroyo Grande Pumpkin Dehydrator
- 891102 First Wharf at Pismo Beach
- 891207 Hotel Marre
- 891214 Pismo Beach Beginnings
- 891230 Mining Gold at Point Sal in 1894
- 900104 Monte (Miles Station, town of Monte, in Avila Valley
- 900118 Blue Star Memorial Temple
- 900125 H.H. Doyle and Arroyo Grande's First Newspaper, the Weekly Register
- 900215 Gold Rush Routes through SLO County, 1849
- 900301 History of Pismo Beach Since Town's Founding
- 900308 Founding of Lompoc
- 900419 Building Port San Luis Lightstation (Lighthouse)
- 900503 Post Offices on the Carrisa Plains
- 900510 William H. "Shotgun" Taylor
- 900524 Nineteenth Century Winemaking in South County
- 900614 Founding of Oceano
- 900621 Chumash Names of Communities
- 900705 Adobe Brickmaking
- 900726 Founding of Nipomo in 1882
- 900802 Wildfires in SLO County
- 900809 Use of Bitumen (Asphalt) by the Chumash
- 900816 Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island (Juana Maria, Isaac Sparks, George Nidever)
- 900823 Founding of Los Alamos
- 900906 Political Battles over Building Avila Public Wharf, 1894-1900
- 900913 Political Battles over Building Avila Public Wharf, 1900-1905
- 900920 Building 1907 Avila Public Wharf and First Commercial Usage
- 900927 Unpleasantries of Stagecoach Travel
- 901004 Movie Making in Oceano-Guadalupe Dunes ("The Ten Commandments," "The Iron Mule," "Sahara")
- 901011 Movie Making on Pacific Coast Railway ("The Iron Mule," "Diamond Jim Brady")
- 901101 Possible Military Base Sites Under Consideration, 1901
- 901108 Nipomo Street Names
- 901129 Thomas Rowan's Pismo Beach Stage Line, 1894
- 901213 Pismo Beach Army Recreation Camp
- 901220 Coming of War in December, 1941
- 910101 Efforts to build Electric Railway from city of San Luis Obispo to Avila, Oilport, Pismo, etc. (1906-1912) 
- 910124 Simoom (Hot Wind) in Santa Barbara, 1859 
- 910131 Civil War Tale of William Weathers and William Lane
- 910207 Filming DeMille's "Ten Commandments"
- 910214 "Sideshow" Museums in SLO County
- 910221 John Michael Price
- 910228 Edna
- 910307 Harriet Quimby
- 910314 Los Berros Sandstone or Caen Stone (Quarry)
- 910321 William Jason Oakes' Clam Cannery in Pismo
- 910328 Early Twentieth Century Floods
- 910404 Great Flood of 1861-62
- 910411 Los Berros
- 910425 History of Seed Farming in South County
- 910606 Origins of the Pacific Coast Railway 1872-1876 (John Harford)
- 910613 William L. Beebee
- 910620 Mid-State Bank Origins (Founding)
- 910725 Santa Maria Name Change (from Central City), 1882
- 910801 San Luis Obispo Mug Books, Part 1
- 910808 San Luis Obispo Mug Books, Part 2
- 910815 Visit of the monitor USS Wyoming to Port Harford, 1905
- 910822 Land Auctions of the Boom 1885-89
- 910919 Effect of Bust of 1889 on Real Estate Agents
- 911003 Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes and the El Camino Real Bells
- 911010 Cuyama Valley History
- 911017 Memorial Tribute to Lura Rawson and Doris Olsen
- 911024 Oil in the South County, 1865; Silliman vs. Whitney
- 911031 Freeway through Pismo Beach, 1925 and 1961
- 911212 Hair Jewelry and Hair Wreaths
- 911219 Deputy Sheriff's Christmas in Pismo Beach, 1943
- 920109 Gertrude Wall's potterymaking at Halcyon
- 920206 Lagunita del Mar
- 920312 Cave Landing and the myth of Pirates Cove
- 920319 Headless Dinosaur of Shell Beach
- 920326 City/County Directories of the 19th (Nineteenth) Century
- 920402 Chrome Mining in San Luis Obispo County
- 920423 History of Branding Cattle
- 920604 David F. Newsom and Newsom's Springs, part 1
- 920611 Nineteenth Century Newspapers of the South County
- 920618 David F. Newsom and Newsom's Springs, part 2
- 920623 History of Postcards
- 920625 Port San Luis in the Nineteenth Century
- 920702 Port San Luis in the Twentieth Century
- 920716 Lanson Trigg Musick and the Musick Post Office
- 920820 Santa Maria Valley Railroad
- 920903 Booster/writer Leigh Irvine and the Legends of the Ozorans
- 920910 Townsend old Age Pension Movement 
- 920924 Thank You to Old Timers (Bill Froom) and Others (Guiton, Bennett)
- 921008 Attempts to Incorporate Pismo Beach, 1926-1946
- 921105 Visit of the Mexican warship Zaragoza to Port San Luis in 1896
- 921112 Central Coast Veterans Association and Veterans Day (Civil War Veterans)
- 921119 First European Child Born in California
- 921203 Isador Aron's and Siegfried Alexander's store in Arroyo Grande
- 921224 Santa Claus, California, near Santa Barbara
- 930107 Stevenson's Regiment (Walter Murray, Jack Powers)
- 930114 Nancy Kelsey/Cuyama
- 930204 History of Grover Beach, Part 1
- 930211 History of Grover Beach, Part 2
- 930311 Sea Otter Hunting in Spanish and Mexican eras, Part 1
- 930318 Sea Otter Hunting in Spanish and Mexican eras, Part 2
- 930401 George Stone (also Sparks, Price, Huasna)
- 930408 Saddles
- 930422 Mining Soda Lake on the Carrisa Plain
- 930506 Captain Marcus Harloe
- 930513 Nineteenth Century Wharves in the South County (piers)
- 930520 Twentieth Century Wharves in the South County
- 930527 Ham and Eggs Amendment, or $30 on Thursday (Depression)
- 930617 Levantamiento, the Chumash Mission Uprising in 1824, Part 1
- 930624 Levantamiento, the Chumash Mission Uprising in 1824, Part 2
- 930701 Nineteenth Century Transportation in SLO County (Carretas, Horses, Buggies, Early Railroads)
- 930708 Comments on the History of Quilting
- 930729 Best 25 Local History Books, Part 1
- 930805 Best 25 Local History Books, Part 2
- 930812 Best 25 Local History Books, Part 3
- 930819 Best 25 Local History Books, Part 4
- 930826 Best 25 Local History Books, Part 5
- 930902 Guadalupe Telegraph (Guadalupe's first newspaper)
- 930909 Pat Farris, Quilts, and World War II in Avila
- 930913 Thank-You to the Docents at the County Museum
- 930920 San Luis Obispo Gazette
- 930927 William G. Dana
- 931004 Wreck of the Santa Rosa (at mouth of Honda Creek, near Point Arguello)
- 931011 William H. Soper, Gunsmith
- 931018 Morro Bay in World War II
- 931101 History of Newspapers in Cambria


 

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