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Cal Poly History Graduate to Display SLO Equine History Exhibit July 13

Horses in a fieldJennifer Berg will display her project on the horse in San Luis Obispo County. | Photo: Linda Tanner

Recent Cal Poly history graduate Jennifer Berg will display her senior project, “The Evolution of the Horse in San Luis Obispo County,” from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at The Dallidet Adobe and Gardens in San Luis Obispo.

The event will feature exhibits on San Luis Obispo County’s equine history during Spanish, Mexican and American periods of California’s history. Several horse-drawn vehicles used in San Luis Obispo will be on display, including a horse-drawn rail car; rural mail wagon; a democrat wagon (a light farm or ranch wagon with two or more seats that was usually drawn by two horses); a road cart; and a carriage.

Additional exhibits will explore the history of horse racing in California, influential equestrians, the equine business, horses at the missions of San Luis Obispo and San Miguel, San Luis Obispo Fire Department horses, and horses in art and literature.

The event is free and appropriate for all ages. The Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, at 1185 Pacific St., will also be open from 1 to 4 p.m. for visitors to view the home of Pierre Dallidet, a prominent member of San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast’s first winemaker.

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