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SLO Memories: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

From top left, clockwise: 1)  A touring bus from Atascadero Inn in front of the Atascadero administration building, circa 1920. 2)  Exline Brown of Paso Robles making the first commercial flight into Paso Robles airport, 1949. Exline’s father, Joe F. Brown, is shaking Exline’s hand. Also pictured are Exline’s mother, sister, brother, nieces and nephews. 3)  View of El Camino Real, Atascadero, 1951. 4) Margaret and Joe C. Brown with their Indian 4 motorcycle, Atascadero Beach, south of Morro Bay, 1942. -- Courtesy of 1) Atascadero Historical Society, 2) Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, 3) Alan Curtis, 4) Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

From top left, clockwise: 1) A touring bus from Atascadero Inn in front of the Atascadero administration building, circa 1920. 2) Exline Brown of Paso Robles making the first commercial flight into Paso Robles airport, 1949. Exline’s father, Joe F. Brown, is shaking Exline’s hand. Also pictured are Exline’s mother, sister, brother, nieces and nephews. 3) View of El Camino Real, Atascadero, 1951. 4) Margaret and Joe C. Brown with their Indian 4 motorcycle, Atascadero Beach, south of Morro Bay, 1942.

Courtesy of 1) Atascadero Historical Society, 2) Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, 3) Alan Curtis, 4) Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

One way to see how far we've come is to look back at the vehicles that carried us along the way. 

These and hundreds of other classic images from the 1800s all the way up through the 1970s can be found in The Tribune's new book, Volume Two: San Luis Obispo County!

Paso Robles Train Depot, 1893. -- Courtesy Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

Paso Robles Train Depot, 1893.

Courtesy Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

A crop dusting plane, owned by the Nagano family, is readied for take-off from the Domeghini Airfield at the south end of Morro Bay, circa 1940. Japanese immigrants were also among Morro Bay’s pioneers. The Nagano’s were one such family who farmed the Morro Creek Valley. -- Courtesy Historical Society of Morro Bay Collection/Patrick Nagano

A crop dusting plane, owned by the Nagano family, is readied for take-off from the Domeghini Airfield at the south end of Morro Bay, circa 1940. Japanese immigrants were also among Morro Bay’s pioneers. The Nagano’s were one such family who farmed the Morro Creek Valley.

Courtesy Historical Society of Morro Bay Collection/Patrick Nagano

View of Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 1960s. -- Courtesy San Luis Obispo Tribune

View of Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 1960s.

Courtesy San Luis Obispo Tribune

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