Chapter Two: “The Coburn Mystery” Original Draft [1988]

By June Morrall

“Christmas in Pescadero in 1876”

The flag was raised in front of the Swanton House. The locals celebrated with roast turkey and “Eggnogs Tom & Jerry”.   The kids hung their stockings stuffed with sugar plums and candy.

A bonfire was built on San Gregorio Street and in the evening the Pescadero Cornet Band entertained the villagers.

“New Years Day in Pescadero 1876”

A long line of celebrators stretched from the Swanton House to Stryker & Co.–there to give a special gift to Charles W. Swanton.

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