Archive for October, 2012

Sebastian’s Store

Monday, October 8th, 2012

By the time California was admitted to the union in 1850, San Simeon was the third largest settlement in San Luis Obispo County behind San Luis Obispo and San Miguel. It was shown as a settlement and anchorage on the Duflot de Mofras map of 1844. By 1869 San Simeon had grown to a population of 200 people. (more…)

Cambria Bypass

Friday, October 5th, 2012

When Highway One was first opened in 1937, the route went south from San Simeon, along Moonstone Beach Drive and then along Main Street through what is now West Village (called “the flats” at that time), through East Village and past the intersection with Santa Rosa Creek Road to the present intersection with Ardath and then south to Cayucos. As time went on, traffic along the highway increased and soon became too much for the narrow streets of Cambria to bear. (more…)