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1891: The Pebble Beach Road

From the “Coastside Advocate,” September 1891. “The Pebble Beach Raod” “Pescadero is disgusted, indignant, and angry, and well it should be, for one of the greatest attractions and pleasantest features—Pebble Beach–has been formally closed against all. L. Coburn, who owns … Continue reading

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March 1923: Subdivided: 10,000 acres

“Consisting of 10,000 Acres at Pescadero To Be Subdivided” From the Half Moon Bay Review, March 1923 “Lyon and Hoag announces the placing on the market of the famous Peninsula Farms Ranch at Pescadero (formerly known as the Coburn ranch.) … Continue reading

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1873: For Sale–Mr. Cleland’s Ranch

September 1873 “For Sale. That well known piece of property on Butano Creek, five miles from Pescadero and four miles from Pigeon Point Landing, known as Cleland’s Ranch, containing 160 acres, 30 acres of it first class bottom land under … Continue reading

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Joel Bratman: Travel Vicariously

All photos from Joel Bratman Folks, You’re invited to view my photos from yesterday’s Berkeley Kite Festival. http://www.pbase.com/trut_maluglist/kitefestival I’ve also added a couple pages to my “Scenes of the USA” gallery and made a new “Signs of the USA & … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1905: Ocean Shore Railroad Work Begins on the South Coast

We’ve discussed what went on at the southern coastal gateway to San Mateo through the years a number of times, including the Ocean Shore rail- road’s minor construction efforts and major plans at that location.  This short little article from … Continue reading

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1966: Richfield Corp May Build on Pescadero Land

September 15, 1966 story from the Half Moon Bay Review “Atlantic Richfield Corp. has been negotiating for an option to buy 5,700 acres south of Pescadero to develop a planned community of vacation and “second” homes, it was revealed recently. … Continue reading

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1862: “Narrow Escape from a Grizzly”

“Marysville Daily Appeal, Friday, May 2, 1862: “Narrow Escape From a Grizzly.” “A correspondent from the ‘Santa Cruz Sentinel,” writing from Pescadero, gives the following account of a hunting adventure: “On Friday, the 11 inst., Thomas Dale, Rufus Morgan and … Continue reading

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1907: Frederick M. Steele passes

September 26, 1907 “Frederick M. Steele died at his home near Pescadero Tuesday morning, September 24, his death caused by heart failure. He was well known and prominent on the coastside, and owned large property interests at Pigeon Point. He … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Unhappy, Unpaid Ocean Shore Laborers

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, Here’s an article that has a little piece of the complex puzzle of why the Ocean Shore Railroad failed. I was  happy to see the employees of the Unemployed co-operative   … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Opinions on Beach Closures and He Meets Author Rob Tillitz

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Photo by John Vonderlin [Image below: Author of “Bootlegger’s Cove” signs books in Pescadero recently.] Hi June, Budget problems have caused there to be threats of closure of every level of Parks. Arnie … Continue reading

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