Andrea Hobbs and
This wonderful 127 page vignette of Paso Robles preserves the fading history of this unique community. Farming, ranching, the railroad and World War II put an agricultural and cosmopolitan face on the town. The recent flush of vineyards has added another cultural element.
Here are a few sample pages. More can be seen at Amazon.com where you can make a purchase. Click on a picture to see a larger size.
Yes, that's Ronald Reagan riding up 12th Street, and a 1950's style street dance on Park Street.
A great capture of the Paso Robles Police Department in 1957 includes police commissioner Vernon Sturgeon.
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