Category Archives: “Mountain” Mike Merritt

"Mountain" Mike Merritt Leaves No Dairy Farm Unturned

Story by Mountain Mike Merritt, Butano Park Seasonal Interpreter Email Mike (wanderingmike@lycos.com) Hi June, I wanted to highlight the history of the valleys (Cloverdale Valley and Butano Valley) surrounding Butano State Park along Cloverdale Road. Leading south from Pescadero, the … Continue reading

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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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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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