The Cambria History Exchange is a forum designed to collect as much of the history of Cambria and the surrounding area as possible. Bev and Jerry Praver are hosting this forum and, from time to time, we will post new articles. But, the history of Cambria resides in the minds of many people as well as in many primary and secondary sources so it is hoped that others will contribute freely to this forum.
We welcome your postings about any of the articles or about the site as a whole. We know that many of you are capable of writing new articles and we implore you to send them to us here. Articles should be pertinent to the Cambria area and should be around 500 to 1,000 words. If your article is much longer than this, see if you can break it up into two or more articles. We are arbitrarily defining the Cambria area as everything in San Luis Obispo County north of Highway 41 and west of Highway 101 but this is flexible.
Someone (we can’t remember who) said that, unless it is written down at the time it happened, all history is folklore. This means that many of the “facts” about Cambria history are in dispute and people disagree about what happened. Heck, we can’t even agree about how to pronounce the name of the place! There is nothing wrong with alternate views about history and your viewpoint is welcome on this forum. However, we must insist that everyone be civil when they post and, if possible, include the source of your information. Offensive posts will be deleted and your access to the site may be terminated.
This forum is designed to share information so, in general, nothing on it is copyrighted. However, some contributors may wish to copyright their material so, if the copyright notice appears on an article, please ask the author’s permission to use the content. Otherwise, feel free to contribute or to use anything on this site for whatever purpose you desire. If we all cooperate we can all become more knowledgeable about the history of Cambria.
Bev and Jerry