The West side of Morro Rock isn't defaced and remains as seen by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (1542) and possibly Pedro de Unamuno (1587). This view is from the North. The Chevron tanker is about loaded and ready to go to a refinery.
Morro Rock is one of the "nine sisters" a volcano formation that extends directly toward San Luis Obispo. There are a couple more farther out--the last one being Church Rock located at about a two hundred foot depth a few miles out. Local lore says Cabrillo landed near Morro Bay. In addition, some 19th century historians claimed he was buried at San Simeon, not San Miguel Island. A link to a treatise about Pedro de Unamuno can be found in our "Links we Like."
On this site we have many old photographs and also some stories about the old-timers of Morro Bay. The time period covered will, for the most part, be the war years, however, we continue to look for earlier events and people.
Copyright July 1999 by Vic Hansen
Please note: It is easy to copy photos from this site but it is also illegal. Many of MY photos I will give willingly to anyone who asks. Please honor the donors to this site by not stealing their photographs. Thanks. vlh.
The Morro Bay Sewer Controversy
Mexican Land Grants in San Luis Obispo County
Hard Times in Morro Bay by H. Jesse Walker PhD____Dr. Walker's early life in Morro Bay...
also a recent update (July 2008)
Albums and Many Individual photographs
Huntington Library Photos___Morro Bay and Port Harford
A video of Morro Bay in 1948___new December, 2013
August 18, 1966 Morro Bay Sun...the entire edition...posted May 2009
Morro Bay Cub Scouts 1967...(new May, 2012)
Morro Bay Artists
The famous plein air artists of Morro Bay_____Harold Knott, Aaron
Kilpatrick and Robbie Robinson
Abalone and Fishing
Morro Bay and Abalone____the people, the divers, processing abalone and the Brebes empire
Happy Jacks Saloon...The names have changed but these are still dumps to avoid in Morro Bay
(not necessarily Morro related)