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Joel Bratman: Travel Vicariously

From Joel Bratman Folks, I’ve added a couple pages to my PBase gallery. Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Barbara County: http://www.pbase.com/trut_maluglist/foxen_canyon_road Montana de Oro State Park, near Morro Bay: http://www.pbase.com/trut_maluglist/montana_de_oro Enjoy! – Joel

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John Vonderlin: Will he re-enter the “Fordbidden Zone?”

Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, Who knows?, with Larry F. on the mend, we might just mount an expedition into “The Forbidding Zone.” this Fall. This ScreenShot from a high-altitude aerial photo on the California Coastal … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Ocean Shore RR Dreamin’

Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) [Image: “The Ocean Shore Railway is developing San Francisco and Santa Cruz  and the country between. It is an enterprise of merit and one which will make business in this section of the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Blocking Power of the Waddell Bluff

Story from John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, This is the earliest description I’ve found of the beach passage below the Waddell Bluffs, that helped to sidetrack development of the Coastside.  This is from the Coast Dairies document I’ve … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Whaleman’s Harbor

Story by John Vonderlin Email John: ([email protected] Part II: Whaleman’s Harbor Hi June, A second feature I found interesting on the Coast Survey Map of Half Moon Bay Harbor from 1863, was Whaleman’s Harbor. You’ll find it just north of … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: These Guys Saw It First….

Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, These are descriptions of our coast by the earliest Europeans to see the Coastside. This is from the Coast Dairies document. Sebastian Cermeno and Francisco del Bolanos in a makeshift canoe? … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1864: All About William Waddell

Story from/by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) I forget where I got this newspaper article, but it has more detailed information about William Waddell’s efforts then I have seen before. I had heard about the frustrated first attempt to build a … Continue reading

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Adventurer John Vonderlin Discovers Peacock Rock and Ice Plant Arch

Story by John Vonderlin Email John ([email protected]) Hi June, With my opportunities to explore the Coastside so limited these days, I was quite pleased on a recent trip, when I discovered some of the more interesting  geologic, coastal mini-wonders I’ve seen in quite a while. … Continue reading

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1960s: Writer Dave Holleman: I Knew Tunitas Creek Painter Sheri Martinelli

Story by Dave Holleman Email Dave ([email protected]) June, I knew Sheri Martinelli during the early sixties.  A couple of friend’s of mine had been renting a cabin overlooking the ocean near Tunitas Creek.  For some reason or other they decided … Continue reading

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A Little History of Hewlett-Packard/Plus Terman’s IQ Test

[Image: L-R: Bill Hewlett & Dave Packard after WWII.] A History of Hewlett & Packard An old-new story by June Morrall In 1963 William R. Hewlett and David Packard made Fortune magazine’s list of America’s “Centimillionaires,” millionaires 100 times over. … Continue reading

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