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Born & Raised in Pescadero: Bobbi Ballard Pimentel Talks About the Tunnels & “Trivia”

In an email to John Vonderlin ([email protected]), Bobbi Ballard Pimental said: Hello John, I’m Bobbi Ballard Pimentel and have just read a small portion of your story about he tunnels around Pescadero Beach. Don’t know if you have learned anything … Continue reading

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The Secret of the South Coast Tunnels: Story by John Vonderlin

Uncovering the secrets of the South Coast tunnels. Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]et) Hi June, A member of the Ocean Shore Railroad Yahoo Group I belong to posted a message this morning mentioning that Wikipedia had an article … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin says in 1863 there was gold in them there hills!!!

Story from John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June,   There’s GOLD in them there hills!!! That’s something I wasn’t aware of. I got onto this search thread using “Pillarcitos and Pilarcitos” as search terms. I was surprised when the … Continue reading

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John V. & Angelo M. mull the mysterious OSRR on the South Coast

Stories from John Vonderlin and Angelo Mithos Hi June,    Here’s Angelo’s next to last email. I actually now believe he was right that the former Pescadero tunnel by the parking lot, seemingly going nowhere useful was by the OSR. I’m … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Dyn-O-Mite!!!

Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) [In past posts, John has been wondering whether the tunnels he’s been discovering on the South Coast are natural or man-made, and whether the 1906 railroad, WWII military or 1950s highway builders kept … Continue reading

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1900s: Downey Harvey: President of the Ocean Shore Railway

By June Morrall Email June ([email protected]) In 1906, the rolling hills of San Mateo seemed an unlikely site for an English fox hunt, replete with traditional riding regalia, fine horses and a full complement of hounds. All that was missing … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin Eagerly Awaits “Goodies” From the Sea…

Neptune’s Stirring/Haunted Tunnel? Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June,  There is something stirring in the waters off the Coastside. Like Will o’ Wisps flickering in the swamp at night, vague signs of the upcoming non-buoyant … Continue reading

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Is it a Tunnel? Only its Makers Know for Sure!

Story & photos by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, Some time ago I posted a story*** about what I consider the most viewed Sea Arch on the San Mateo coast. I maintained that this arch was the one … Continue reading

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The South Coast’s “Indiana Jones” Solves A Tunnel Mystery

If I were lost on the South Coast, I would want to be with John Vonderlin! The Missing Tunnel By John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, Some time ago I posted about my search for a mysterious tunnel just … Continue reading

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Attention Nature Geeks! Mike Merritt here…

June, Hi, Mike Merritt here. I thought, with all the talk about tunnels and such, I would throw in a few things I’ve come across in my history “digging”. Last summer I talked with Gregg Timms of the Pescadero Historical … Continue reading

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