Monthly Archives: June 2009

John Vonderlin: Ocean Shore RR could be dangerous work

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,  Here are some of the articles I’ve got about the Ocean Shore Railroad’s accident problems. This first is from the December 16, 1905 issue of the “Call.” Do you know where Baldwin’s was? … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: In the 19th Century there was a "Sea Lion Saloon" on the Road 'Tween San Mateo & HMB

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,     Newspapers from 1880 to 1910, the piece below could have been the second biggest story about happenings on the stage road from San Mateo to Half Moon bay; just behind the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Daisy Gets Her Man

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net)   Hi June,   This is the story of an intercontinental serial killer at the end of the 1800′s, who some say had an English royal family connection behind his many names and crimes, a … Continue reading

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Rob Tillitz: Bootlegger's Cove: Book Signing Schedule

LOCAL BOOK, Bootlegger’s Cove SIGNED by Author Rob Tillitz ON THUR July 16th, SULLIVAN’S, La Honda, 5-8 PM * SAT July 18th, HARBOR VILLAGE BOOKS, Princeton, 12-3 PM * SUN July 19th PESCADERO COUNTRY STORE, 12-3 PM BUY THIS BOOK AT ONE … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: The History of LifeSaving

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.neet)   Hi June, Here is some background information on the Life-saving Service, some photos of lifesaving efforts, official and otherwise. Enjoy. John The United States Life-Saving Service was a United States government agency that grew out of … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1901: The Rio de Janeiro

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    This is a story about the shipwreck of the Rio De Janeiro, mentioned in the posting about the Gifford, the bark that went aground at Mussel Rock, and received no speedy help from the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: 1903: British Bark Gifford Runs Aground on Mussel Rocks

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, This article from the September 27th, 1903 issue of “The Call,” highlights how dangerous our coast was for ships, even after lighthouses were built and an early version of the Coast … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: "Hell No, We Won't Tow"

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, Remember I mentioned how little help you could expect if you got in trouble on the ocean a hundred years ago? Here’s a story about two guys experience in 1909 that … Continue reading

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1908: Princeton-by-the-Sea Was Growing

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Princeton by the Sea Growing “One of the most flourishing of the suburban resorts along the Ocean Shore line is Princeton by the Sea, and George L. Dealey & Co. report that they … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Was that an Ocean Shore RR train?

Story from John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,   I sent Angelo and John, the Brophy Tract ad with a representation of an OSR rail car on it. Neither thinks it showed one the company ever owned. Below is John Schmale’s reply. … Continue reading

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