Monthly Archives: August 2008

John Vonderlin Says: I Hope You See The Falls of Purisima

Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email john (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, We made a trip to Invisible Beach a couple of days, ago and found the colorful pebbles covered by a thick layer of sand and virtually no marine debris. … Continue reading

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Looking for the Baptist Family

I. Dear June, I fell upon your website today.  Under “soccer” I found a photo which I believe may include my late father, Ed Blomquist.soccer’ This was the Pescadero soccer team in the 1920′s and one of the donors was … Continue reading

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"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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The Finest Earthworms for Composting Were Raised in San Gregorio

Book by Thomas J. Barrett “A practical inquiry into soil-building, soil conditioning, and plant nutrition through the action of earthworms, with instructions for intensive propagation and use of Domesticated Earthworms in biological soil-building.” Ever wonder what an earthworm is made … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin Says: Hulda Hoover McLean was an amazing woman.

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I’ve attached a scan of the newsletter from a 2003 Rancho Del Oso Interpretive Center. Hulda was an amazing woman. I know she has passed on, but am not sure if she made … Continue reading

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Levy Brothers Built a Small Empire of General Stores (8)

All work for this story was done at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. Levy Brothers Built a Small Empire of General Stores: Part 8, Finis Adrien’s leanings toward real estate probably prompted the brothers to accumulate … Continue reading

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1924: Comings and Goings

From the Redwood City Tribune Feb. 4, 1924: “Dr. T. K. Miller of this place [Pescadero] is reported to have rented Mrs. Roy Johnson’s home, formerly the Yellow Moon Tearoom in Half Moon Bay, with a view of locating his … Continue reading

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Tags for Living Creatures…GPS for Humans…Story/Photo by John Vonderlin

Tags for Living Creatures…GPS for Humans Story/Photo by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I’ve attached a photo of a collection of plastic tags, mainly coughed up by Neptune’s Vomitorium. The most recent addition is the yellow one with #N703 on it. … Continue reading

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Tags for Living Creature….GPS Tracking for Humans…Story/Photo by John Vonderlin

Tags for Living Creatures; GPS for Humans Story/Photo by John Vonderlin Hi June, I’ve attached a photo of a collection of plastic tags, mainly coughed up byNeptune’s Vomitorium. The most recent addition is the yellow one with #N703 on it. I found … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin & Larry Fitterer Left a Message In a Bottle & They Are Getting Closer To The Truth About Monty Parker…

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, After our little adventure visiting “The Notch,” Meg and I drove the short distance south to where the Monty Parker Memorial stands, perched on a blufftop at the rappel site the … Continue reading

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