Doc Mishler last rode the coast road fifteen years ago with the two horses pictured on the right: Chief Free Spirit and Keep The Faith. At that time, Doc trotted from Montana to Washington D.C., by way of California, after surviving a cancer diagnosis and its treatment and reading the book, How Then Shall We… Read More Doc Mishler Rides Again!
Reviewed on this Coast Road site last year, Louise Nelson Dyble received the Albel Wolman Award for best new book published in the field of public works history! Books must cover one or more of the following topics: Flood Control & Drainage, Irrigation, Waterways, Solid Waste, Planning, Engineering & Administration; Public Buildings; Sewer & Wastewater… Read More Paying The Toll :: Receives best new book published in the field of public works history!
Well, I live on a ridgetop And, Lord knows, I like it just fine Where it’s windy and foggy And quiet most all the time Yeah, my lawn is pine needles And my driveway is old funky dirt And my front pathway markers Are pieces of granite and chert Now, my taxes are high But… Read More Ridgetop :: Jesse Colin Young
Matthew walked bow-legged with quick, northbound jerky strides up the hill above Pescadero State Beach. His blue nose female kept up alongside, but her grey head hung lowered, shoulders hustling, tongue panting. Matthew’s back, young and strong, held his yellow backpack upright. It’s top peeked high above Matthew’s head. It’s bottom strapped snug around Matthew’s… Read More Share The Road
Louise Nelson Dyble‘s recently published Paying The Toll – Local Power, Regional Politics, and the Golden Gate Bridge is a rich compendium of Golden Gate Bridge history. So rich in the amount of information, that I’ve held off mentioning this book as a blog post because I figured all of you have been on summer… Read More Paying the Toll
May 27th is the Anniversary Date for our beloved Golden Gate Bridge. May 28th, 1937 was the first day for automobile traffic to drive across. Never, well, perhaps the Brooklyn Bridge, has a bridge so captured the hearts of a population. The Bridge is often a photography model, imprinted on endless amounts of tourist products, and… Read More Happy 72nd Anniversary, Golden Gate Bridge!