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Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

In Memory Of

 
 
In Memory Of Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, August 12, 2013
1. In Memory Of Marker
Inscription.
The boys of the Paso Robles
War Memorial Hospital
District
who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II

Thomas C. Calvert • William O. Cottle • Joseph G. Crettol • Raymond O. Dauth • Raymond J. Farnell Jr. • Roy A Gruwell Jr. • Lester W. Hambly • Richard E. Harris • Glenn Harris • Edward R. Johnson • Dale C. Jones • Troy C. Lancaster • Richard M. Ojeda • Louis F. Patriquin • James L. Pearson • Peter F. Pesenti • George M. Quintana • Robert L. Rogers • Benjamin F. Sauret • Don Smith • Donald S. Steiner • Lee E. Tucker • Abraham L. Van Horn • Wylie Wolfe
 
Location. 35° 38.139′ N, 120° 41.237′ W. Marker is in Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Avenue near 21st Street/Gregory Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The flagpole and the plaque are on the grounds of the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2010 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles CA 93446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geneseo School (a few steps from this marker); Paso Robles’ First Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jeanesville Pump (within shouting
The <i>War Memorial Hospital District</i> WWII Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James King, August 12, 2013
2. The War Memorial Hospital District WWII Memorial
The plaque is on the right side of the base of the flagpole.
distance of this marker); First Mennonite Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brewster – Dutra House (approx. half a mile away); Paso Robles Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paso Robles.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Very Last Baby Born at War Memorial Hospital, Paso Robles. It is a rare thing to be the First Baby, even rarer to be the last. Jason Sturges came into the world as Paso Robles closed its hospital in February of 1977 as Twin Cities Hospital opened. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. Paso Robles Once Took Care of Itself. This isn’t your grandfather’s Paso Robles anymore. I’ve suspected that for several years but didn’t want to admit it. I finally faced it Tuesday when Paso voters rejected the water rate increase. Mamie and I came back here for good in 1962. Paso Robles felt to us like an outpost that knew how to take care of itself and was proud to do so. Paso Roblans once built their own hospital. In 1945 some people from Paso Robles and nearby areas formed the Paso Robles Hospital District, the first one in California. The district voters approved a bond issue, and in 1950 the 32-bed War Memorial Hospital opened. It closed in 1977, the same day Twin Cities Community Hospital opened in Templeton. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

3. Hospital Hill. Former location of the Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

4. American Battle Graves. Raymond O. Dauth (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

5. WW2 Enlistment. Raymond O. Dauth (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

6. American Battle Graves. Roy A. Gruwell (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

7. American Battle Graves. Lester W. Hambly (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

8. American Battle Graves. Glenn A. Harris (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

9. WW2 Enlistment. William O. Cottle (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

10. WW2 Enlistment. Raymond J. Farnell Jr. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 13, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2. submitted on September 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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