Big Sur Saturday Tidbits, 5/11/19

This one is a delight!

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Here is the photo of Lucia et al from Jeff Norman’s book:

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Thanks, Sylvia Trotter Anderson!

~ by bigsurkate on May 11, 2019.

4 Responses to “Big Sur Saturday Tidbits, 5/11/19”

  1. Thanks, Syl…

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  2. I thought it was going to be a story about a Redwood Tree and a picture of the coast at Lucia.
    Pretty neat article, only 120 years ago. Thanks for sharing, Sylvia.

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  3. I’m a bit late with my comment, but I feel strongly about “correctness” of history. The Dani homestead was not at Pacific Valley as the article indicates, but was the same acreage that now has the Camaldolese Hermitage directly above Paul’s Slide. Redmond School District as stated in the article was incorrect. It was the Redwood School District formed in 1880 and continued some years later as Redwood Branch School District, which finally closed in 1942 for lack of students. The mileaqe stated as “nearly 100 miles” is a bit heavy. It was close to 50 miles, however, and a very arduous 2 day trip by foot or horseback. It may be noted that Lucia Dani became the first postmistress of the Lucia Post Office which was established in the Dani home on March 8, 1900. Even with the errors, I think the article was great.

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  4. Thanks for setting the record straight, Stanley!

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