Tag Archive: Pozo

Jan 17

How dry I am, Salinas Reservoir dehydrated

District Ranger Dan Sherwin stands atop bridge that would normally be under many feet of water at Santa Margarita Lake as drought exposed the old Pozo Road. ©The Tribune/Robert Dyer

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” — John Steinbeck, East of Eden According to meteorologist John Lindsey, barring rainfall late this month, we are on track for …

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May 07

Mining Mercury

Paul Merrick, ex-sheriff turned mine operatator, heads for the upper level entrance to the historic Rinconada quicksilver mine near Pozo. © Jim Vestal/Telegram-Tribune

Some elements get all the breaks, like gold and silver. Not mercury or chromium. They live in the hard-knock-life neighborhood of the periodic table. No respect, no accolades. How many books have you seen about the gold rush? Shelf loads. Who’s ever heard about a mercury rush? Yeah, and how many books are there about …

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Aug 20

Pozo Saloon

August 7, 1971 The Pozo Saloon has been a local watering hole for over a century and though the music has changed the saloon would still be recognizable to a time traveler from the 1800′s. The they might not be ready  for Ice Cube or Rat Dog (the band of Grateful Dead member Bob Weir). …

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