Monthly Archives: February 2009

Coastside Water Falls: Story by John Vonderlin

Waterfalls of the Coast Story/Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I had the chance recently to hike up to a waterfall on a creek that feeds into Pescadero Creek. I’d been there years ago, but the water’s … Continue reading

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From AbbiOrca.Com: Poster Material: "Tour of California"; Cyclists Ride By Scenic Pomponio Beach, named after the famous Coastside Indian

[Image by AbbiOrca.com One of the beautiful beaches, Pomponio, [with good history, please click here - cyclists passed during the recent "Tour of California."] Don Martinich is the editor of the Davis Bike Club Newsletter, and, even more exciting, he … Continue reading

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1906: Did Pescadero skip earthquake damage?

May 10, 1906 a date but no namte of the newspaper, probably the Redwood Standard.] Pescadero and vicinity was fortunate in having no very serious damage done by the earthquake. Williamson’s store and stock were damaged about $300; McCormick & … Continue reading

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Oct 1922: The Bank Opens

From the Redwood City Standard Oct. 1922; According to an announcement made last week, Pescadero, the thriving little town on the coastside of the county in the Fifth District, will soon have a national  prominent residents and businessmen of the … Continue reading

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I see invisible things: Story by John Vonderlin

Invisible Things Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    Formerly “Invisible” things always attract my attention. Here’s an example of formerly invisible-to-me things in the “If It Had Been A Snake, It Would Have Bitten Me,” category.  . … Continue reading

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1908: Creek Stocked with Thousands of Rainbow Trout

Story by  John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I came across this article on the California Newspaper Archive website(cbsr.tabbec.com). This is from the June 28th, 1908, issue of “The San Francisco Call.” Through the efforts of H.W. Hagen of this … Continue reading

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1934: Sardine Fishing Boat aground at Pigeon Point

From the San Mateo Times & Gazette: September 21, 1934 Twelve members of the crew of the fishing boat OHIO NO. 5 reached shore safely after their craft went aground on the treacherous rocks off Pigeon Point on the San … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: The Mystery of the Ocean Shore RR

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I’m attacking the mystery of the OSR’s planned route through several avenues. One of those paths of research is the roads of the Coastside. So far the trail has led me … Continue reading

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1903: Surveys made for new railroad….

Hi June, Here’s some more info on the Bowie and Clark railroad that was proposed to Spanishtown. It is from the July 8th, 1903 issue of “The San Ferancisco Call.” Enjoy. John

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"It's going to rain buckets" John Vonderlin, South Coast Explorer/Adventurer

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