Before cars and helicopter parents, schools were scattered across the county, walking distance from home. In 1908, the San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram published a list of county schools and the state funds allocated — all 94 of them by my count, Alamo to West Pecho. Almost all the schools, each their own tiny district, received $5.50 from the state that year. Students who went on to high school would go to town to continue their education. Areas typically were known by their school.
Sarah worried for her only sons, Walter and Alexander Murray, who had abandoned their native England for the heathen wilds of California. Both sons had left to find their way in the world at age 16. In an undated letter to Alexander estimated late 1859 Sarah wrote: “I have often wished you had not gone out to California, as I fear through it you have, my dear son, experienced many hardships which you would not have done at home.
An $8,000 suit may sound like a luxury, but there is a catch. It is hard to dance in and the suit is hot, heavy and uncomfortable. On the bright side, one size fits all. It was made for the bomb squad. Worn to defuse any situation, literally. The county Bomb Task Force was formed in 1983, according to a story by Gary Taylor in the Sept. 21, 1989, Telegram-Tribune. In the first six years of operation, they were called to a wild assortment of scenarios. Boring is not part of the job description.
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