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Willowside Farms: When you look out this old barn window

you will see the most spectacular views of the  150-year-old, 90-acre farm, plus next door you can see Jacobs Farm, an organic culinary herb farm (www.jacobsfarm.com). You can book your wedding in this old long barn, stay overnight in the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Dontflotz and Belly Buttons

Story by John Vonderlin Email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net Here’s the story of a couple of  unusual, but related types, of Non-buoyant Marine Debris that I collect. The first collection is as aptly named as the objects that comprise it were in … Continue reading

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Shannon Crusse: The Steele's Family Mansion in Ohio…

Story by Shannon Crusse Email Shannon: shannoncrusse@live.com Hello, I happened upon your website http://pescaderomemories.com/category/steele-family/ and I was hoping it is the same Steele family that I have been trying to find information on.  I’m interested in possibly restoring “The Steele … Continue reading

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1897: F.B. Gardner: Bartender says to the boys: "What's a tin roof?"

It was 1897 and the “Klondike [gold] fever” was running strong at the Elk Horn Saloon on San Gregorio Street in Pescadero. This slice of social history was signed by F. B. Gardner. “Jehiel C. Coburn, Eddie Armas, Joseph and … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin Experiences Mood Altering Sights

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, This first picture of a wonderfully rugged stretch of our coast is looking towards Bean Hollow Beach. I just happened to stop here to document an easier path to Peacock Rock … Continue reading

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Jordan Schwab Remembers San Gregorio's Worm Farm

Story by Jordan Schwab Wow. I just inadvertently stumbled across your website and found the article on San Gregorio Farms. My name is Jordan Schwab (Son of Michael Schwab and Sandra Schwab) [Image below: Michael Schwab, Jordan’s dad, sings with … Continue reading

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From John Vonderlin's New Camera: "Golf Balls in Outer Space"

Story/Images from John Vonderlin Hi June, I checked out a new book from my library entitled, “Hubble Imaging Space and Time.” It’s a great coffee table book with lots of excellent. awe-inspiring photos, and a comprehensive insider history of the … Continue reading

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1924: Crew Missing as Boat Hits Island Rocks

From the Redwood City Tribune, 1924 “Finding of a small trawler, pounding itself to pieces on the rocks near Ano Nuevo Island, off the Pescadero coast, today, led to expressions of grave fears for the safety of the crew of … Continue reading

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1891: The Pebble Beach Road

From the “Coastside Advocate,” September 1891. “The Pebble Beach Raod” “Pescadero is disgusted, indignant, and angry, and well it should be, for one of the greatest attractions and pleasantest features—Pebble Beach–has been formally closed against all. L. Coburn, who owns … Continue reading

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March 1923: Subdivided: 10,000 acres

“Consisting of 10,000 Acres at Pescadero To Be Subdivided” From the Half Moon Bay Review, March 1923 “Lyon and Hoag announces the placing on the market of the famous Peninsula Farms Ranch at Pescadero (formerly known as the Coburn ranch.) … Continue reading

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