To the north of the Coburns–closer to the cemetery–stood the quaint white Congregational Church, the oldest church in the entire county.
How ever you arrived in the village–that brought to mind scenes of bucolic New England-the elegantly tapered spire was the first hint that this was Pescadero.
Loren Coburn had traveled west from a New Englandesque state, Vermont, the town of West Brookfield. Although he had been raised in a family of religious revivalists who helped establish the Freewill Baptist Church, Loren said he was a Congregationalist—in name only because he was never seen to set foot in the church steps from his house. Nor did he attend the Catholic or Methodist churches.
…………to be continued….