Category Archives: The Butano

Historians & Nature Lovers: Hike the Beautiful Butano With An Expert….Mike Merritt

Story by Mike Merritt, Butano State Park Seasonal Interpreter Hi June, In August I am putting on some special interest hikes at Butano State Park. On Sunday Aug. 10 at 1:00, I am leading a two hour hike on the … Continue reading

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South Coast State Parks: The Early History Of The Butano

Thanks to Mike Merritt, Butano State Park Seasonal Interpreter, for emailing the breathtaking park’s early history. Email Mike (butano@lycos.com) Butano Area History Early Pioneer Settlement Following the Gold Rush, large numbers of Americans began arriving in California. In 1850, California … Continue reading

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Mike Merritt: The History of the Butano, Part I

Story by Mike Merritt, Butano State Park Seasonal Interpreter Email Mike (butano@lycos.com) Butano Overview History Peninsula Farms Several parcels of land north of Gazos Creek, including Little Butano Flats, were developed into a farming cooperative known as Peninsula Farms in … 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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Is the Butano Dairy the Cloverdale Dairy?

Mike Merritt(MM): I do have a question about you latest posting of the Coburn Mystery. In chapter 44 you mention the how Coburn ran “the Butano Dairy with 100 milk cows and 50 head of cattle. There was a house, … Continue reading

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"Mountain Mike" Says: "Yes, this photo is of Pigeon Point & I'm Updating the Butano Park's History"

[Image: Charlie Lund at Pigeon Point.] I’ve had the photo above for quite some time. When I first got it, I thought, it’s Pigeon Point, then I thought I’ve never heard of the Beadle Bros: It couldn’t be Pigeon Point! … Continue reading

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What You Didn't Know About The Ocean Shore RR & The Butano

Hello June. Some of your readers interested in the Ocean Shore R.R. may not know that efforts to resurrect it began almost as soon as it was abandoned. Jack Wagner’s THE LAST WHISTLE is the best reference. I recall several … Continue reading

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