Pete Holloran

Pete Hollaran has been a naturalist and botanist for the past decade, working to restore the native flora of San Francisco, particularly at the Presidio. Before that, he helped edit the Martin Luther King Jr. papers at Stanford University. This fall he enters the doctoral program in environmental studies at U.C. Santa Cruz; he promises to send the occasional postcard.

Postcards from Pescadero


True, there was no e-mail, snail mail, or even Pony Express, but somehow postcards from intrepid explorers of the San Mateo coast in days of yore have reached our mailbox. Take a unique trip through time and discover how the beach and marsh at Pescadero came to be the treasures we love to visit today.