The Photo Gallery
In this section we have more photos of Morro Bay in its early days. If you have any old photos you would like to display, please e-mail me.You can send e-mail from the Homepage.
Annie and Judge Robert in front and left to right the children--Jennie, Fred, Robert, Benjamin, Howard and Rosie. The family was raised on a ranch at San Bernardo Creek. Robert Tonini was the first district judge in Morro Bay, followed by his son Howard, then Judge Paine and Rod McDonald who won election with a write-in candidacy.
This photograph, donated by Dorothy Watts Stewart, depicts a meeting of some particular group. It may be the ODDFELLOWS LODGE or a poker club.
From thetop left is Don Judkins, Hearl Watts, Rudy Tanner, unknown, unknown, but this may be the Presbyterian Minister, lower left Jim Ellis, Harold Callahan, unknown, Tad Rumley and front and center Harry Spinney DDS.
Dick Gaines Seaside Station
Dorothy Birkhead photo
Dick Gaines served in the Army during World War Two. He was in the South Pacific and told great stories about his experiences. Almost all of the stories ended with someone finding a case of cold beer after a hard days work in the sweltering sun.
Dorothy Birkhead on the left and Dick Gaines in 1942. Dick was a student at Morro's first school. As you can tell by his picture, many that served their country were not just young men. Dick was forty-two when he enlisted.
These are the photos of Lillie (Brown) Anderson that appear as part of the Stocking Gallery pages three and four.