Monthly Archives: April 2009

June 1919: Coburn Murder Still A Mystery

[Image of millionaire Pescadero landowner Loren Coburn]   From the Coastside Comet “Dr. W. A. Brook, as public administrator of San Mateo county, Monday, through Ross  & Ross, attorneys, filed a petition for special letters of administration in the state … Continue reading

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1905: John Vonderlin: Whoever has the Road has the Power (Political, I mean)

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,   Here’s an interesting fork in the road in the history of Half Moon Bay’s development. This story is from the May 11th, 1905 issue of the “San Francisco Call.”  It … Continue reading

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Old Town, Kinnear & Pat Avila…Ring any Seashells ?

Storty from John Vonderlin’ Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net(SE i June,   This page I’ve attached ScreenShots of popped up when I was researching Gordon’s Chute (not a lot out there). It’s a geocities webpage. I’ve not been able to find out much … Continue reading

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1908: And the winner is….the guy who walked to Santa Cruz….

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) AND THE WINNING STORY IS: A WALK TO SANTA CRUZ Hi June,   This might be my new favorite travelogue to the Coastside. It reminds me of some ill-fated trips into the wilderness I had … Continue reading

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1863: John Vonderlin Asks: Really? Icky Cobbie-Webs Over San Gregorio

Hi June,    When I ran across this short article in the California Newspapers Archive, I was reminded of my first encounters with this subtle phenomena and the trouble I had convincing others I wasn’t imagining it. This report from the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Take me to the"Holy Well?"

  Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    This little description of one of the Pescadero region’s least known oddities of the mystical variety, “The Holy Well,”  is excerpted from  a very futuristic article that appeared in the … Continue reading

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1919: End of WWI: Motor Car Prices May Soar

From the San Francisco Call “Motor Car Prices May Soar” “Scarcity of Raw Materials May Prevail after War”            

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