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Images from two versions of
Marilyn McDonald's Tassajara History
(pre Zen Center purchase)


  The first four look like postcards. Many names explained at Tass History page. -dc

 

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  Cave used by Indians at Church Creek Ranch

 

Indian pictographs at Church Creek caves

 

  Camping at Tassajara c.l900

 

  Hiking on the Tony Trail c.l900

 

  Charles Quilty c.l890

 

  Early log cabin at Tassajara c.l912

 

  Tassajara Road, c. 1900

 

The Tassajara Stage c.l900

 

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  J.T. Pollock’s flier with photos of him, horse, and wagon on Tassajara Road in the early 1890s, [Think this is where the creek comes down and emptied into a bathtub with water for animals and cars. Bathtub was there until a landslide destroyed it later in the Zen period. - DC]

 

  L - Early dining room - R - Stone bathhouse

 

  The hotel c.1892 - from McDonald book. Book also says it opened in 1893

 

  Carr Abbott c. 1917

 

  Jeffery House c. 1900

 

The Iron Spring c.1915

 

The Magnesium Spring c.1915

 

  The Magnesium Spring c.1895

 

A drinking spring c.1890

 

Two main springs c.l890

 

  Reservoir at the back of the stone bathhouse c.l890

 

  The stone bathhouse c.l900

 

The kitchen and dining room c.l890

 

  The Club House c. l910

 

The steam room and tent c .1910

 

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  Plunges and steam room with tent c.l906

 

  The Tassajara Road c.1898

 

  The Oksen's  campwagon heading for Tassajara c.1915

 

Charles and Helen Quilty April 21, 1899

Bill Jeffery c.1900

 

Bill and Mary Jeffery cl901

 

Guests c.1910

 

  Guests c. 1914

 

 

Helen Quilty c. 1940

 

Lou G. Hare c.1904 Surveying at Tassajara

 

  The baths c.1906

 

Kimono lane c.1915

 

At the baths c. 1906

 

  c. 1925

c. 1925

 

c. 1915

 

  The hotel c. 1905

 

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Hot water spring c. 1905

 

  The staff c. 1910

 

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  Helen Quilty and a guest drinking water at the Magnesium Spring c.1905

 

  Model L Touring Car c.1910

 

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  Bill Jeffery's Cadillac c.1914

 

  Tassajara hotel c.1912

 

The Tassajara  Stage c.1917

 

Kenneth Vanderhurst c.1923

 

  The telephone stop c.1930

 

  Tassajara Stage c.1917

 

  Tassajara road and stage c.1920

 

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  c. 1915

 

  c. 1917

 

Waiting for the Stage c1917

 

  c. 1920

 

c. 1920

 

  c. 1915

 

Heading for the baths  c.1925

 

  Mamie Whalen resting c.1917

 

The hotel veranda c.1905

 

Ira Bailey 1916

 

  Sam the cook c. l917

 

  The dining room July 4th, 1912

 

  Dining under Gossip Oak c.1910

 

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c. 1917

 

  c. 1915

 

  The dining room July 4th, 1914

 

  Gossip Oak c.1918

 

 


"Old Tass" c. 1910 - gone before Becks bought it in 1960. He said on a boulder down by lower barn?

 

  Indian maiden c.1930

A hike up the road to see the Indian maiden c.1925

Photos and history of Indian paintings by non Indians at Tassajara

 

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Helen Quilty c.1925

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  The dance platform c.1930

 

Flag rock c.1910

 

On a hike c.1910

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The Narrows c.1919

 

  Swimming in the creek c.1915

 

The swimming pool opening May 1921

 

  Stylish swimsuits c.1930

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  The fishing was incredible c.1930

 

  W.J.  Rhyner May.  1960

 

  c. 1915

 

  c. 1898

 

  c. 1920

c. 1920

 

  c. 1920

 

"Doc" Plotnekoff c .1917

 

all the hired help in 1917

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  "Coffee"   c.1917

 

Yucca plant c.1930

 

Tassajara road c.1920

 

July fourth 1920

 

  The Cascades c.1920

 

c.1920

 

c. 1930

 

c. 1920

 

Club House c.1932

 

Inside the Club House c.1932

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William "Pat" Foster

 

  The baths c.1930

 

  Plunges with six private bathtub rooms c.1928

 

The cabins c.1928

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  The hotel c.1930

 

Svend Kraul driving the stage c.1932

 

Malcolm Laird and the stage c.1933

 

Bruce Robb and the stage c. 1938

 

  The bridge to the plunges c.1930

 

  The dining room c.1930

 

Australian Plane trees planted in the 1930's

 

The Tassajara Truck c.1930

Lorimier Diesel Motor c.1938

 

The Pine Barroom c.1947

 

The Pine Rooms c. 1947

 

Helen Quilty-Holohan c.1935

Pajama Lane c.1947

 

The Club House c.1947

 

Guests c.1947

Ralph Myers c. 1945

 

The hotel c.1947

 

  Helen Myers c.1947

The cabins c.1947

 

  Cabins interior c.1947

 

  Phillip Terry c.1949

 

 

  Mrs. Quilty-Holohan's platform at the back of the hotel, burning 1949

 

The hotel, burning 1949

 

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  "We're standing in what's left of our hotel room." Mr. Mehne

   

  The burned hotel 1949

 

"When things get really bad you either fall apart, or you laugh about it."
- Helen Myers-Terry

page for 1949 hotel fire

 

The dining room c.1950

The cooks c.1950

 

  The Sunday buffet  c.1950

  The railroad bell c.1950

 

The steam rooms on right, bath houses behind c.1950

 

  Guests c.1950

 

  The dining room c.1950

 

Bathhouses c.1950

 

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  The stone bathhouse as living quarters c.1950

 

  The lobby and office c.1950

 

The office c.1950

 

  Angela and Frank Sappok c.1952

 

The dining room c.1952

The Pine Room bar c.1957

 

  Dancing in the bar c.1957

 

  Tassajara road after the flood - April 1958

The Tassajara Hot Springs Legend

 

  The mural on the wall of the plunges 1958

Photos and history of Indian paintings by non Indians at Tassajara

 

  Admiral Lester Hudson

 

Margaret Hudson

 

Anna and Robert Beck 1960

The lounge 1962

 

  Lumpy c.1960

 

  Robert Beck c.1962

 

  The dining room c.1962

 

 

More ZC era images from Marilyn's book

 

captions from Marilyn McDonald's Tassajara history book

 

Tass History Photos - Tass History - Tass Historical Documents