Monthly Archives: April 2007

After the 1906 e-quake: Adobe in HMB

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More Outside Work

What follows below is an email conversation between me and Michael Bowen, world traveling artist. Mr. Bowen was my original contact to the beatniks,including the “beat leaderâ€? Michael McCracken, who lived in the Abalone Factory at Princeton. I interviewed Bowen in the … Continue reading

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Love Birds? You Gotta See "The Hummer Nest"

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/ Be sure to go from page to page, 5 pages in all. Thanks to Darlene Waegner for sending.

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The Earthen Corral

(Photo: Home that belonged to Vic Guerrero, son of Francisco. Later it was used as a small hotel). Francisco Guerrero continued to spend a great deal of time in San Francisco. In 1850 he was murdered as he stood near … Continue reading

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The Earthen Corral

(Photo: In better times, this is what Pablo Vasquez’s barn looked like. Located near the Main Street Bridge in Half Moon Bay, it was demolished in the 1977s). This left the northern 7,766 acres of the Corral de Tierra to … Continue reading

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The Earthen Corral

In the 1840s the Corral de Teirra was divided intow two Mexican land grants. Tiburico Vasquez (sometimes confused with his nephew, a notorious bandit hung in San Jose in 1875) ran two thousand head of cattle and 200 horses on … Continue reading

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The Earthen Corral

Festive rodeos lasting several days were commonplace around Miramar in the 1840s. Accompanied by much merry-making and feasting, the round-ups included scores of “rancherosâ€?, or owners, and their cowboys or “vaqueros.â€? These exciting occasions were highlighted with spirited competition among … Continue reading

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El Granada: Vision & Reality

(Photo: The Bathhouse, where, in 1910, a big party was held to celebrate its opening.) The abundance of new street signs planted in the dark loamy soil must have been an eerie sight: street signs, concrete sidewalks, some fields of … Continue reading

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I Want To Tell You A Secret: I'm Lucky To Be Living In One Of The Most Beautiful Places On Earth

Lucky to know it; lucky to be living it. I think all of us who live in the Half Moon Bay area are exceptionally fortunate. It is a special place and a special place in time and a special place … Continue reading

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