Edward Robert Sans, mill operator, aka “Coyote Man of the West” Conservationist Dolan Creek Bixby Bridge St. Lukes Three Peeks Lookout Equipment – Mendocino Plaskett CH Mansfields Kids Shirley Whitney Krenkel Salmon Creek Falls Mendocino Curnell Mansfield Home in North Pacific Valley Sloans established Monterey County Libraries in Big Sur 1914, Harlans and Pacific Valley School Flag Salute Pacific Valley School 1922 with Mansfield and Plaskett kids Teacher Esther Harlan Ride to Redwood School 1928 Pfeiffer School on Post Ranch 1905 Harlan House Post Office 1906 Lucia Post Office 1900 Gabriel Dani Home Gorda Station built 1923 Helmuth Deetjen 1892-1972 c. 1960 Post Family Davis Saloon at Los Burros Mine Town of Manchester c. 1889 John D. Cruikshank at McNeils Rest c. 1930 Grizzly Mine Waterwheel Arrastra c. 1900 The remnants of a similar arrastra can be found in Plaskett Creek today Henry Melville’s Mining Company office c. 1889 Manchester heart of Los Burros Mine District near Last Chance Mine c. 1889 Stan Hill, W.D. Cruikshank and James Munroe Krenkel c. 1890 William D. Cruikshank Last Chance Mine c. 1889 Edward R. Sans 1875-1959 sawmill on Mill Creek and The Coyote Man of the West Krenkel Ranch Animal Fur Trapping c. 1926 James M. Krenkel at garden above Alder Creek in Los Burros Mining District c. 1930 Lucia Lodge Operator Lulu May Harlan pear harvest August 1961 Postmaster 1915-1932 Dani Family c. 1900 seated Mary Elizabeth, father Gabriel 1832-1908, sister Lucia and mother Elizabeth Charlie Krenkel changing a tire c. 1930 William D. Cruikshank Jaime de Angulo 1887-1950 with novelist Lynda Sargent c. 1940 Kate Dani raised 6 children of her own and 3 of her sisters Albert on right Evans Patriarch Thomas J. Evans 1836-1919 born in Whales England Refused to sell to Hearst! Thomas C. Evans south of Salmon Creek with Tom, brother George and wife Evelyn c. 1916 Thomas C. Evans children Patricia and Jean c. 1921
Author Bill Alderson “Bull Plaskett”
Bill Alderson, aka Bull Plaskett as coined by his Uncle Cyril Plaskett is the son of Marianne Plaskett, Mabel and Ed Plaskett’s youngest daughter. Bill spent much of his childhood around Pacific Valley with his grandparents. At 13, Bill donned a backpack alone and hiked the hills his grandfather mentioned to see it on his own. That still hasn’t changed as Bill continues to experience the Coast and works to build this site for his family, particularly his 4 grandchildren he hopes will come to love the area and the memory of his large extended Plaskett Family.