The history of Paso Robles starts with the
HOT SPRINGS ON SPRING STREET
AND AROUND TOWN
The Hot Springs in Paso Robles are located in the coastal mountain range of central California.
The original inhabitants of the area are the Salinan Indians and records show human and animal
life far before recorded time...stories of the Grizzly Bears that at times would control the springs.
The ancient people, the Salinan Indians, people from the gold rush days, cowboys, travelers,
missionaries, miners, settlers, Mexican people to a famous piano player statesman, sport
stars, Hollywood actors and more have tested their healing waters...known to be some
of the most healing on earth giving liberation from various diseases including psoriasis,
arthritis, and many other ailments found in the healing waters and comforting mud baths.
This is Spring Street in 1901
Spring Street was once a ancient trail that came up from the ocean
where Native Americans of the Salinas and Chumash tribes had
settled the area around North County and the Salinas River Valley
for tens of thousands of years...later called:
Old Spanish Mission Trail
El Camino Real
The Royal Highway
The Kings Highway
California Mission Trail
THE ROAD ACTUALLY FOLLOWS PART OF THESAN ANDREAS FAULT,
and the S&P railroad was built in segments in the 1870's
and 1880's following the great El Camino Real.