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John Vonderlin: Part 2: Pescadero's Oil Potential

Part II Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    This is Leon Harnett’s second installment in his evaluation of the potential ol wealth of the Coastside. It was published in “The Daily Alta” on December 2nd, 1865. … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1865 Article Raises Big Hopes for Oil in Pescadero

Part I Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    This is an amazing article from the July 28th, 1865, issue of “The Daily Alta.”  Having lived one summer in the wilds on the Mattole River, just north … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1902: Black Gold Gusher….

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    Here’s an article from the June 6th, 1902 issue of “The Call,” that undoubtedly helped drive the “Black Gold Fever,” that gripped the local area and the nation at this … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Oil, Tunitas Edibles & Neptune's Vomitorium Isn't Producing

Story by John Vonderlin Email John: (benloudman@sbcglobal.net” Your posting about Tunitas oil drilling gave me the term “Bella Vista Oil Syndicate” to search. It’s Tunitas’ most famous citizen, Creed Haymond, who was the former owner of the ranch. I’ll follow this thread … Continue reading

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