Category Archives: Purisima Canyon Rd

The Memories of Ralph Feusier, Part V: Conclusion

Locke/Nelson property, Higgins-Purissima Rd …Meanwhile at the Josiah Locke’s Purissima Canyon ranch, love was in the air. Flo’s brother, also called Horace, met and married Della Mae Johnson–the Coastside’s first woman dentist with offices in Pescadero and Half Moon Bay. … Continue reading

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The Memories of Ralph Feusier, Part IV

Photo: Shipwreck of the New York, March 1898. The Coastside of the 1880s was a place defined by legend and lore, of wild bears, colorful rancheros and mountains that reminded some of the recent Italian immigrants from the old country. … Continue reading

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The Memories of Ralph Feusier, Part III

Photos: When they were young L-R: Josiah, David and Silas Locke. The Josiah Locke family lived in a home on Purissima Canyon Road–known as the Locke/Nelson Ranch. And [below] when they were old. Originally from New Hampshire, [Ralph Feusier's Uncle] … Continue reading

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The Memories of Ralph Feusier, Part II

Photo: Ralph Feusier’s Uncle Horace Nelson headed up the Bank of Half Moon Bay, the building at right. When Ralph Feusier visited the Coastside in 1993, he was a retired insurance executive emeritus residing in Massachusetts. “I came to Half … Continue reading

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The Memories of Ralph Feusier, Part I

Twice I met and talked with Ralph Feusier, a wickedly funny East Coast Insurance executive who flew west to Half Moon Bay to re-visit his past. One of my self-defined jobs is to find someone in town who could provide … Continue reading

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Meet Pescadero Soccer Player "Mountain Lion" Lloyd Locke (1920s)

For one or two semesters Lloyd Locke, whose prominent HMB family owned a home on Purrisima Canyon Road, was sent to Pescadero for his schooling. [More to come] Locke/Nelson Ranch on the Purisima/Higgins Canyon Road

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