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A long-running line

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Few businesses are more intertwined with the history of their communities than San Luis Obispo insurance agency Morris & Garritano.

Founded in 1885 on Higuera Street, the agency has changed names over the decades but has been in business in San Luis Obispo for 125 years. With about 75 employees today, the company has a statewide business, special products for the county’s wine and hospitality industries and financial planning services to complement its insurance.

Along the way, Morris & Garritano produced one mayor, became a charter member of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce and helped protect the property of Japanese farmers who were interned during World War II.

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