Search Results for: Pablo Capra

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“Helen Gibson and The Rodeo Grounds”

The development of Topanga Beach happened quickly after a public campsite was created there in 1919 by two brothers, manager Miller Cooper and Deputy Sheriff Archie Cooper. Dancing was popular at Cooper’s…

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“Silents in the Canyon”

Topanga Beach was also the setting for early movies, most notably a 15-minute, single-reel film, Crossing the American Prairies in the Early Fifties, that was directed through a megaphone by D. W.…

They Tramped to Topango

About 40 years after the last Native Americans departed Topanga Beach, the land was given by Mexico to Ysidro Reyes (1813-1861) and Francisco Marquez (1798-1850) as part of a 6,656-acre grant in…

W. W. Coolbaugh and Jack Rabbit Lodge

Colonel William W. Coolbaugh was 70 years old in 1909 when he bought Jack Rabbit Lodge from a fisherman named Harry Johnson. It was the only residence at Topanga Beach. For years,…

Topanga Historical Society Presents…

The Topanga Historical Society’s quarterly event features local historian Pablo Capra, who will share his research on “Native Americans of Topanga Beach” that appeared in a recent edition of the Messenger Mountain…

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Native Americans of Topanga Beach

For decades,  it has been known that a number of Indian bones were buried all along the bluffs by the sea. Occasionally after a high tide, relics… are to be seen, the…

“Wet & Wild Topanga Style,” August 25

Pablo Capra of Brass Tacks Press presents “Wet & Wild Topanga Style,” an art show and short-film event about the surf culture of Topanga Beach in the 1960s & ‘70s. Featured will…

Transport

  I still have last year’s volunteer badge for Topanga’s very own literary festival, Transport.   Thanks to the guidance of visionary Kim Zanti, Library Manager Oleg Kagan, Jenni Klemp and their…

Private Property or Public Land?

Pablo Capra, a former resident of Lower Topanga, took this photos of the gated compound where the State Parks ranger lives in the back of the Topanga Ranch Motel. He writes: Parks…