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John Vonderlin "Bide-a-wee-ed" in Pesky-by-the-Sea

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, It wasn’t my regular time off from my caregiving commitment, but with a little horsetrading I was able to use a few hours to zip out to the Native Sons Hall … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Sympathy for the poor snails on the Cowell Trail

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, Here’s a bit of silliness about something I’ve never witnessed before. It’s funny how a pod of beached whales, slowly dying in a hostile environment, will bring out hordes of volunteers … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Whale Fall

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) WHALE FALL Hi June,       This is an odd and virtually unknown claim to fame for Ano Nuevo Island and the Coastside. Twenty years ago a fossilized whale was found, excavated and removed from … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1863: Colorful Character Isaac Graham knew Daniel Boone

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) 1863 Daily Alta Obituary Death or an Old Resident.— Captain Isaac Graham, an old mountaineer, trapper and Indian fighter, and one of the earliest pioneers of this State, died last evening in this … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Coast Survey Map/Ano Nuevo Harbor

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, With your just having posted all those links to the Ano Nuevo General plan, this might be a good time to look at the Coast Survey map of the area from 1854. The … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1887: Shipwreck of the Bark J.W. Seaver at Point Ano Nuevo

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net)   Hi June, This is about the shipwreck of the Bark J.W. Seaver, on the rocks of Point Ano Nuevo at 9 A.M. on April 10th, 1887.  There are several aspects of the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1905: Automobile Beach Run at Bradley Beach

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, This June 4th, 1905 article from the San Francisco “Call,” describes three main routes the members of the Auto- mobile Club of California can take to their event in Santa Cruz. … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1850s: Pigeons at Pigeon Point? Maybe…Maybe Not

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Pigeons at Pigeon Point? Maybe…Maybe Not Hi June, I was able to find the source of the suggestion that Pigeon Point might have been named for pigeons, rather then the wreck of the … Continue reading

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Did the Mysterious Mr. Mullen Become Pescadero's Richest Man?

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net)   “Did Edward Mullen Become Pescadero’s Richest Man?” Hi June,  Here’s what seemed at first to be a non-interesting article about a resident of Pescadero who is never mentioned in the history books. … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Who Came Up with the Carrier Pigeon Point? I want to know…

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net)  I had mentioned in an earlier posting that somebody, somewhere, had written that somebody had thought that the name for Pigeon Point might not originate from the wreck of the Carrier Pigeon on … Continue reading

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