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Celebrating the Creative Explorer Russell Towle

For more information, please email Russell’s brother, Richard L. Towle at [email protected] [Image: One of the big cedars in Four Horse Fat along the Big Granite Trail.] “From the DVD: Russell Towle was an avid hiker in the river canyons … Continue reading

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Found: Kesey Film “Atlantis Rising” [Who & What’s in it?]

John Vonderlin tracks down Ken Kesey’s “missing film”  Atlantis Rising, shot at Ano Nuevo, featuring Russell Towle’s remote cabin. Email John Vonderlin ([email protected] net) Email Russell Towle ([email protected]) John Vonderlin (JV):   I was surprised to read that “Atlantis Rising” … Continue reading

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Russell Towle Asks: Is Kesey Ancient History?

Email Russell Towle ([email protected]) This body of material forms, as it were, the film companion to “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” It is quite an important aspect of our history. I find I am only echoing Tom Wolfe himself, who wrote … Continue reading

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Who is this genius, Merrill Bickford?

June says: Russell, I remember meeting Merrill. He’s the man I met at AN, near the big sculpture with his address on it. There were numbers carved in it. Russell Towle says: Cool. So you met Merrill! He was amazing. … Continue reading

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Forbidden AN…And more of the things I love

Captions/Photos by Russell Towle email Russell ([email protected]) The picture “cabin north” is just inside my tiny cabin looking north. My kitchen had a Corona hand mill I had bought via the Whole Earth Catalog. I ground up my own cream … Continue reading

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The AN Lighthouse Window: John Vonderlin asks Russell Towle

Story by John Vonderlin email John ([email protected]) email Russell Towle ([email protected]) 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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“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 ([email protected]) 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 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 ([email protected]) 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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