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Stacks

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What exactly are the "stacks," you may ask? Well, in the mid-1950s the Morro Bay Power Plant was the most significant private construction project that San Luis Obispo County had ever seen since someone named William Randolph Hearst built a hilltop mansion up the coast. The smokestacks (three stacks for short) are 450 feet tall, but there are an additional 68 feet of piles and concrete buried in the sand below to support them. This power plant had been at this waterfront location before the city was incorporated. The plant burned natural gas to generate electricity until its closure in 2014. The City Council has the authority to determine the fate of the stacks.

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Three stacks and a rock 🪨 blessed to live here
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June 13, 2022
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Stacks!!!