Category Archives: Russell Towle

A few of the things I love

Photos/captions by Russell Towle email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) Hi June and John, I thought you might like to see some pictures of my cabin. These are from the fall of 1970. I’ll send some more later. R email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) … Continue reading

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The AN Lighthouse Window: John Vonderlin asks Russell Towle

Story by John Vonderlin email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) The beam was cool, but the window is even better. Hi Russell, You’ve got a wonderful piece of history, that you can proud that you went to the trouble … Continue reading

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Memories of Ano Nuevo: A Timber, Glass Float…and a window from the lighthouse

Story & Photos by Russell Towle email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) John, June, an example of one of my hewn timbers from Green Oaks Creek (one end still has its tenon); a picture of my Año Nuevo Lighthouse window, made in 1971 … Continue reading

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“Hot” Q & A: John Vonderlin Asks Russell Towle About Mysterious Ano Nuevo…

John Vonderlin (JV): Last year while searching for the WWII observation tunnel the Pranksters were “trapped” in during the Good Friday Earthquake’s tsunami in 1964, I found the Graffitti Grotto, a sea cave, where Zane had carved his initials decades … Continue reading

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1970s Ano Nuevo: A Mortar & Pestle in Every Garden…Story by Russell Towle

A Mortar & Pestle in Every Garden Story by Russell Towle Email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) June, as I had said, at one of those old ranches along the Old Stage Road, between Pescadero and San Gregorio, lived a tall thin man … Continue reading

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I Met Nurse Ratched Near Pescadero Creek. Story by Russell Towle

Meeting Nurse Ratched Near Pescadero Creek Story by Russell Towle Email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) So far as Pescadero, I lived miles on up the creek for about a year, in, I think, 1977-78. I would go down to town once in … Continue reading

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I have questions for Russell Towle….[Some of the material might be considered controversial.]

PescaderoMemories(PM): What was your life with Neal Cassady like? I have his book, “The First Third;“ I remember buying it at Keplers which was near the street where you hung out in Palo Alto. Did Neal Cassady visit AN? I’ve … Continue reading

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Remembering the goodness of Pacific High School. Story by Russell Towle

Story by Russell Towle Email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) I never had the good fortune to attend Peninsula School, but I did attend Pacific High School, which began as the continuation, through high school, of K-8 Peninsula School. For me it was … Continue reading

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1970 Ano Nuevo: Russell Towle Finds A Shocking “Treasure”

Story by Russell Towle email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com June, here’s another story from my years at Año Nuevo Point. I had lived quite a wild life for a time in the 1960s, a life which among so many other things included … Continue reading

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1970s Ano Nuevo: Russell Towle Colors In The Man Called Merrill Bickford

HalfMoonBayMemories (HMBM): I remember a huge piece of driftwood; maybe it looked like a fist, but it was very big, and it had been planted in the sands near Ano Nuevo. I always thought of the driftwood as an address … Continue reading

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