Category Archives: Harr Wagner

Guests Kick Back At Montara Inn (1915)

When hotel rooms were sold out in San Francisco during the famous International Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915), rooms were available at the Montara Inn, built on the hillside overlooking the artist’s colony. Or–are the guests actually posing outside the publisher Harr … Continue reading

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Preview: Coming Soon: Map of Montara's "Haneman Seaside Park"

Courtesy Bill Claudino Reads: “The best located tract in the Montara-Farallone District. Every lot in tract is within three blocks of the Montara or Farallone Depots, with a perfect view of the Ocean and Montara Mountains. Surrounded on all sides … Continue reading

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Montara: Home to Artist's Colony & The Little Goat Farm (Part III)

At the foot of Montara Mountain, an artist’s colony, the dream of San Francisco publisher Harr Wagner and his poet wife Madge Morris, seemed to be unfolding in the most beautiful way. A few quaint cottages were built and artists … Continue reading

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Montara: Home to Artist's Colony & The Little Goat Farm (Part II)

(Photo: Scenic Montara, with Devil’s Slide in the background). Montara was the first in a string of charming beach towns encountered by Ocean Shore Railroad passengers as they left behind the breathtaking vistas of the spectacular ride across Devil’s Slide, … Continue reading

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Montara: Artist's Colony Home To The Little Goat Farm (Part I)

While many Coastsiders were involved in the business of illicit alcohol during prohibition, Miss Morris Wagner pursued a more temperate activity.She raised milk goats at “Las Cabritasâ€?, (little goats), her ranch in Montara. (Photo: Morris Wagner & Irmagarde Richards with … Continue reading

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