Monthly Archives: May 2008

McDonald’s! John Vonderlin Wants to know: Is This Your Balloon?

Story & Photo by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Found south of Half Moon Bay Click on image for a larger picture What is it? A big balloon with McDonald’s advertising that got away? It reads: “Try our Southern-style chicken.” … Continue reading

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Woodside Author/Publisher Gilbert Richards Brought Back

this fine historical book filled with illustrations of buildings and farms circa 1872. The “new” publication came out some years ago, perhaps in the 1980s, andt if you can find a copy, you’ll add a gem in your library.

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Born & Raised in Pescadero: Bobbi Ballard Pimentel Talks About the Tunnels & “Trivia”

In an email to John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net), Bobbi Ballard Pimental said: Hello John, I’m Bobbi Ballard Pimentel and have just read a small portion of your story about he tunnels around Pescadero Beach. Don’t know if you have learned anything … Continue reading

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The Coburn Mystery: Chapter 41 (original ms.)

By June Morrall In 1872 the ten-year lease at PIgeon Point had expired and three years later landowner Loren Coburn still couldn’t evict the men or get the property back. Coburn’s San Francisco attorney, William Craig, advised his client to … Continue reading

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New Plant in the Garden Blooms

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1872: The Town of Pescadero

CLICK to enjoy a larger image of this picture. (Image from “The Illustrated History of San Mateo County,” Moore & DePue, originally published in 1872.

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More Good Stuff on Omar Steele from John Vonderlin

Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I forgot the most interesting reference to Omar Steele in the book, “Echoes from Gazos Creek Country.” The author, Harvey Mowry, wrote that Omar Steele provided the lumber for the fog whistle building on Ano … Continue reading

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Double Happiness: New leads for Robin Caldwell & Mike Merritt

John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) writes: I just got off the phone from talking with Meg, and I think I might have some help for Robin Caldwell and Mike Merritt. I see from Mike’s posting he already has the “Echoes from Gazos … Continue reading

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Photo of Charles Steele Farm

From Robin Caldwell Email Robin (rcaldwell@aloftcomm.com Have you seen this photo? It is one that Myrtle Garavanta shared with me. I am told that this was the Charles Steele ranch and Charles is one of the men in the photo. I’m sorry but … Continue reading

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More Good Stuff on Omar Steele From John Vonderlin

Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I forgot the most interesting reference to Omar Steele in “Echoes from Gazos Creek Country.” The author, Harvey Mowry, wrote that Omar Steele provided the lumber for the fog whistle building on Ano Nuevo Island. … Continue reading

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