Now - or - Then?
--A LIVING 1915 COMMUNITY-- Come step back into time! Located in the Central Coast area of California, Camp Atascadero was founded by E. G. Lewis in 1913; beginning as a community of canvas tents designed to house folks coming from all over the United States, and beyond, as they purchased their land and began to build their homes and businesses during the years of 1914-1917. "Tent City" is a unique event, which relives the 1915 Tent City era. Our slice of Tent City life features local musicians actors, artisans, and historians working to re-create our local past as authentically as possible, including tents similar to those used for business and residential purposes while permanent structures were being built. This annual event is a novel way to open a window into our local heritage; to educate others as to how this town was founded and colonized, and to gain perspective into how the early settlers lived their every day lives nearly a century before television, computers, and cell phones became commonplace. "Tent City" is created by the help of wonderful community members coming together with contributions of time, effort, energy, skill, talent, passion, enthusiasm and sponsorships of money, services and products; transforming Camp Atascadero from being pages in history books to a modern reality! You are certainly invited to visit this peerless re-enactment of Atascadero's beginnings which takes place on the third Saturday of October. To see and learn more of this event, please visit: http://www.colonydays.org Thank you for visiting this Gallery, and I hope you enjoy the photos presented here, as much as I enjoyed taking them!! Make sure to also look through the 'in-color' Tent City gallery!: Tent City '07 The photos within this gallery are available to order as prints and other merchandise; click on the 'buy' icons. **Important note: because of digital formatting, almost all photos will need to 'be cropped' at the 'checkout stand'; easy instructions are there to help you** ****20% of the proceeds from the sales of this gallery will be given directly to The Tent City Committee, to help fund the 2008 event!**** **Another important note! Especially directed to the Tent City participants, and other more personally interested visitors to this gallery, I AM adding photos to this gallery on a daily basis, so please check back here often!!**Read More