Monthly Archives: June 2008

Did Pomponio leave behind buried treasure? Local legend thinks so.

A few years ago while I was interviewing Daylight Nursery’s John Muller, the conversation turned to local legends. (John Muller was born in San Gregorio in 1946) HalfMoonBayMemories (HMBM):  When you were growing up, what was your favorite Coastside story? … Continue reading

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Meet the Produce Guys from New Leaf Market in HMB

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Garden Pot of Extraordinary Cacti

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1920s: Coastside Oil Operations & Notes from the 1880s

In the 1920s people looked for black gold—oil—in the Purissima-Tunitas Creek country. Notes from 1884-88 (San Mateo Times & Gazette?) May 1884: Purissima Oil Co. (with offices on Montgomery St. in San Francisco) started “sinking” for oil on George Shoults’ … Continue reading

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The Coburn Mystery: Chapter 44

By June Morrall In the 1890s the Pescaderans looked forward to the coming of the railroad, an event that would solve their economic isolation, but there had  been disappointments. Local lumberman Alvinza Hayward began the grading work for a railroad … Continue reading

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July 4, 1924: Memorial Park

I wrote this in 1999 Giant Dedication to the Redwoods By June Morrall “Memorial Park. July 4, 1924, dedicated in honor of those who gave their lives in the defense of freedom and liberty.” It was school’s Superintendent Roy Cloud’s … Continue reading

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1930s: Pigeon Point from the perspective of the rocks

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Is it a Tunnel? Only its Makers Know for Sure!

Story & photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, Some time ago I posted a story*** about what I consider the most viewed Sea Arch on the San Mateo coast. I maintained that this arch was the one … Continue reading

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Cowgirl Desk

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