Monthly Archives: November 2006

Was The Shingle King Murdered? Part V

[This is part Five of a story about Purdy Pharis, who became famous as the Coastside’s “Shingle King”–and whose cause of death is debated to this day. In Part IV, we ended with the successful Purdy Pharis surviving hard luck … Continue reading

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Old Moss Beach Schoolhouse

Photo: Don Torre (please click on photo to enlarge) From the archives of the San Mateo County History Museum [filed under Margaret Kyne] located in the Redwood City Courthouse. “… In 1890 a new one-room school was built in Sunshine … Continue reading

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Was The Shingle King Murdered? Part IV

The Shingle King lived off Starr Hill Road on the rim of the Corte Madera Canyon. To the west the rustic house featured spectacular far-off views of the Pacific Ocean–and to the northeast, glimpses of San Francisco. Purdy Pharis’ friends, … Continue reading

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Entrance To The "Magical Forest" at Moss Beach

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Bits of News From The Coastside Comet, February 4, 1916

Photo: Coastside Comet office Captain Hank Westfeldt–former deep sea fisherman, contracted with A. Cabari of the Princeton Inn to establish a steam launch at Princeton for tourists and fishing parties. Charges will be $1 with free bait. [Note: Pete Douglas … Continue reading

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I Drive To Bonny Doon

Did I tell you Burt and I drove through Bonny Doon a couple of weeks ago, you know, where they make the delicious wine? I hadn’t been there in many years and what stuck in my mind was apple trees, … Continue reading

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Favorite Commercials

I love these tv commercials, maybe you do, too. One of the reasons is the very cool music that accompanies 1. The Caveman Geico ad, the one where he’s on the moving “sidewalk” at the airport. Song is “Remind Me”, … Continue reading

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