Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40overflow created Tent City, rows and rows of clean, relatively comfortable beach tents that rented for $8 a week. 1911 – Many thousands of clams on the beaches led city officials to set the first clam limit at 200 per day. 1924 – The new Pismo Pier was completed. It was rebuilt after incurring damage in the early 1890s and was considerably longer than it is today. 1945 – On New Year’s Day, a group of businessmen decided to hold a clam bake and car race on the beach, with one event calling for the men to wade out into the cold ocean to dig for clams. This event marked the first Clam Festival. 1983 – Major storm washes out the Pismo Pier. 1985-86 – Pismo Pier was rebuilt as it stands today. ClassicCalifornia.com 7 “Pismo [State] Beach is a throwback to endless summers gone by, a time when you could drive on the beach, build a fire in the sand and then camp beside it.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2010