Ghosts of San Luis

Ghosts of San Luis

Take an evening walk through the ghostlore of the city. Stop where figures have been seen and voices heard from the distant past, where objects have been moved by hands unknown, where tragedies and traumas remain unresolved. Powered by...
Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Visit SLO’s historic red light districts, from Tiger Town to Frog Hollow. Along the way, meet their colorful amazons and denizenitas, like Lizzie Darling, and Victoria Duchi, and find out how the demi monde survived the Old West and modern SLO. Powered by...
Ghosts of Christmas Past

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Learn the history of Christmas, as well as the strange story of how it was celebrated in Old San Luis, as you stroll the holiday-bedecked streets. Find out how Jewish, Chinese, and Anglo merchants all played a part; where we got Christmas trees in this arid climate;...
SLO, the SP, 101, and the Beats

SLO, the SP, 101, and the Beats

Jami Cassady at Secret SLO holding her mother Carolyn’s 1991 painting of Jack Kerouac, based on a 1952 photograph taken shortly before Kerouac’s stay in San Luis Obispo Jack Kerouac’s original 1951 scroll of On the Road, 120 typewritten feet, mentions San Luis Obispo...
Queenie Warden Bridge Dedicated Downtown

Queenie Warden Bridge Dedicated Downtown

On Friday, August 24, the city dedicated a plaque to Queenie Parr Warden, who in 1917, six years after women gained the vote in California, became the first woman to run for mayor of San Luis Obispo. The dedication is on the bridge built by and named for Queenie...