Monthly Archives: April 2008

Chapter 35: Coburn Mystery (Original Manuscript)

By June Morrall The Swanton House did not hold the monopoly on Pescadero’s tourist trade. Postmaster Charles Kinsey, and wife, Nancy, ran another hotel nearby. But when both were indicted for the murder of Harvey Green, the Kinseys abruptly left … Continue reading

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Chapter 34: Coburn Mystery (Original Manuscript)

By June Morrall (Pebble Beach ad nauseum.) “Those who have never seen or examined this wonderful, and I may say remarkable spot,” raved the writer, called Sigma, in the Daily Alta Californian in 1867, “can have but little conception of … Continue reading

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The Wrack is Back by John Vonderlin

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John Vonderlin says “I recaptured the errant battering ram”

Story¬† & photos by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, A few months ago I told you about sawing off a chunk of a huge telephone (?) pole at Pescadero Beach. I wanted to use it in my “Battering … Continue reading

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Coburn Mystery: Chapter 33 (Original Draft)

By June Morrall To see a pendant from Pebble Beach, click here In 1872 H.A. Schofield, the San Mateo County Gazette editor, stayed overnight at the Swanton House and his report gives us a glimpse of how Sarah Swanton ran … Continue reading

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Coburn Mystery: Chapter 32 (Original Draft)

By June Morrall (Yes, this story goes on and on and on…) In Pescadero, Charles Swanton was the one-man chamber of commerce and how I would enjoy seeing photos of the Swanton family. What did they look like? What Charles … Continue reading

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The Secret of the South Coast Tunnels: Story by John Vonderlin

Uncovering the secrets of the South Coast tunnels. Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, A member of the Ocean Shore Railroad Yahoo Group I belong to posted a message this morning mentioning that Wikipedia had an article … Continue reading

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Warning: I Hate To Spoil The Fun…But Adventures Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

“Dropping Into Acid Beach,” Part I Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June The news yesterday that a young woman fell to her death from a coastal cliff trail above Rodeo Beach, in Marin County, had … Continue reading

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Acid Beach and Beyond

Hi June, I’ve made two successful trips to Acid Beach in the last week. Both were dangerous and exciting, but extremely rewarding. I need some time to organize the stories, but I thought I should share a related item to … Continue reading

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June 1980: Pescadero’s Flagpole Makes A Comeback

From “The Beachcomber: A Coastside Magazine,” June 3, 1981 Pescadero’s Flagpole Has Returned By Charles Jones If a town’s persistence can be chronicled by its dedication to a flagpole, Pescadero will last forever, and on its own terms. All the … Continue reading

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