Monthly Archives: October 2008

Abe Lincoln in Pescadero?.?.?..Story by John Vonderlin

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, President Abraham Lincoln in Pescadero? Not quite, but I did find a connection between Honest Abe and Pescadero recently. I was reading Dr. Alan Brown’s  book, “Place Names of San Mateo … Continue reading

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The Coburn Mystery: Chapter 56

And then San Mateo County Assemblyman and attorney James T. O’Keefe proposed that Pebble Beach become a county park. I’m assuming he was referring to the beach of fancy pebbles, more “valuable” when it wasn’t covered by the incoming tides. … Continue reading

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The Coburn Mystery: Chapter 55

By June Morrall But soon after the new road was built, Loren Coburn locked the gate to Pebble Beach. Again. It was quickly reopened. “…Loren Coburn claims the beach itself and tells people who take pebbles from it they are … Continue reading

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The Coburn Mystery: Chapter 54

By June Morrall If you have been following my storyline, you know that the Pescaderans and Loren Coburn agreed on nothing. They especially disagreed over the road to Pebble Beach, believing it was a public not a private road. Many … Continue reading

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The Coburn Mystery: Chapter 53

By June Morrall Whenever times got rough, the villagers of Pescadero got together at Pebble Beach as they did on a Saturday in May of 1892. It was just like old times: Early in the morning a caravan of coaches … Continue reading

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1850s-1870s: Portuguese Whalers at Pigeon Point

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Vanishing Beaches: Story by John Vonderlin

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, While researching my next posting about “The Stage Hole,” I came across a forum that had old articles (1970) about the planned dams in Pescadero’s watershed. Somebody mentioned the effect of coastal … Continue reading

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W.J. Savage & the Giant Trees of the South Coast

Story by June Morrall Email June (june@halfmoonbaymemories.com) (Image: Mr. Dunn, the editor of the Coastside Comet poses beside a felled tree.] Woodman, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, And I’ll protect it now. … Continue reading

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Save the Redwoods Timeline

Save the Redwoods Timeline Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, It turns out there is still an Olmsted and Bros. Map Co. in Berkeley, specializing in trail maps apparently. I believe it all springs from the following … Continue reading

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W.J. Savage & The Giant Trees of the South Coast

Story by June Morrall Email June (june@halfmoonbaymemories.com) Woodman, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, And I’ll protect it now. –George Pope Morris (1830) Idealistic and poetic, W. J. Savage, the son of a … Continue reading

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