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2010 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles, CA
93446

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A walk down a ramp takes one to another  wing
of the museum that houses vehicles,
carriages, a gas pump, barbed wire
and a blacksmith shop.

 

Model T FordThere is an extensive display of transportation used across the years. Some of the vehicles and carriages are still used in the Paso Robles Pioneer Day parade held each October.

 

Gilmore Gas Pump

 

 

 

Paso Robles High School student,
Harrison Honerkamp, restored this gas pump as part of his Eagle Scout project.

 

 


 

 

 

 Local artist Gerri O'Brien painted a huge mural for the service station exhibit in the Museum. A likeness of the late board member and long-time docent, Les Hoffman, is on the right. A visitor (left) looked through a notebook filled with photos of local service stations -- both old and new stations.

The 1911 Maxwell car with its 2-cylinder engine needed some repair work after returning from the parade. The car was purchased new in Paso Robles.

 

Carriages

Carriages and wagons were used to transport everything from people to mail to corpses to farm products.


 

Tools of every kind and description were always needed by the farmers and ranchers. They had to be “do-it-yourself” men.

 


Barbed Wire Collection      Barbed Wire Collection

    
Barbed Wire Collection

One long wall is filled with 898 different kinds of
barbed wire collected over the years by the late
Swift Jewell. Different manufacturers and eras of
wire show its development through the years.

 

 

Each year the Pioneer Day Committee pulls its covered wagon out of storage, changes the date, and displays the wagon downtown to advertise Pioneer Day.

Pioneer Day is held on the Saturday preceding
October 12.

 

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