Category Archives: Ano Nuevo

June 1886: Here's what was going on at Ano Nuevo

From the Richard Schellen Collection  A force of men are at work at Point New Year on the Ano Nuevo fog signal. The action of the waves last winter undermined a portion of the ground where the signal house stnads, … Continue reading

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The Sunken Cathedral in Three Acts

By John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) To view The Sunken Cathedral, Act I, click here To view the Sunken Cathedral, Act II, click here To view The Sunken Cathedral, Act III, click here

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Ano Nuevo: What the "County Cultural Resource Folks" said

From the Coastside Cultural Resources, 1980 Point Ano Nuevo “A number of features combine to make Point Ano Nuevo the most remarkable and spectacular area on the entire Coastside. Punta del Ano Nuevo was one of the first landforms in … Continue reading

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There were TWO fog whistles…with one at Ano Nuevo

John Vonderlin (JV):   Here are some pages from Harvey Mowry’s book that concern the Fog Whistle. He gave me permission to use his book for educational purposes when I called him a month or so ago to track down … 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 (russelltowle@gmail.com) 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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A few of the things I love

Photos/captions by Russell Towle email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) Hi June and John, I thought you might like to see some pictures of my cabin. These are from the fall of 1970. I’ll send some more later. R email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) … Continue reading

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The AN Lighthouse Window: John Vonderlin asks Russell Towle

Story by John Vonderlin email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) 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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Memories of Ano Nuevo: A Timber, Glass Float…and a window from the lighthouse

Story & Photos by Russell Towle email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) John, June, an example of one of my hewn timbers from Green Oaks Creek (one end still has its tenon); a picture of my Año Nuevo Lighthouse window, made in 1971 … Continue reading

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Who is this Ano Nuevo Man?

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