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Central Coast Curious: What is that giant pyramid in San Luis Obispo?

Tyler Pratt/KCBX News
There's been a pyramid in San Luis Obispo for over a century. One listener wanted to know, "Is it a tomb or a monument?"

As part of our Central Coast Curious series, we received this question from Juliane McAdam: "Every time I drive past the San Luis Obispo Cemetery on Higuera, I wonder what the giant pyramid is all about. Is it a tomb or a monument?" KCBX News wondered the same thing and around the same time, so did reporter Andrew Sheeler at the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Sheeler reported on the history of San Luis Obispo's iconic pyramid for his series, "That's SLO Weird," and we invited Sheeler to the KCBX studio to tell us all about it.

Listen to his interview with KCBX's Tyler Pratt about the pyramid's sad and mysterious history above. 

If you want to read more about Andrew Sheeler's reporting on the curiosities of the Central Coast, like San Luis Obispo's moon tree or what's up with all those roosters in Arroyo Grande, check out his series, "That's SLO Weird," on the San Luis Obispo Tribune's website. And if you're curious about the Central Coast and want to ask us here at KCBX anything (and we mean anything!) about your neighborhood, city, county, or more - just click the Central Coast Curious tab or enter your question below and we'll do our best to get to the bottom of it. 


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