Unauthorized Dwellings 7

The famous author Robert Louis Stevenson spent a large part of his honeymoon squatting in an abandoned cabin.

After their marriage in San Francisco on 19 May 1880, Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson set off on an adventurous honeymoon to the Napa Valley. Stopping briefly for a night in Vallejo, the Stevenson’s then boarded a train to carry them (and their dog Chuchu) to Calistoga at the northern end of the Valley. They spent the remainder of May in Calistoga, at one of the Hot Springs Hotel cottages. Then, once joined by Fanny’s son Lloyd Osbourne, the family made their way up the grade of Mount St. Helena to the Toll House, from which they found their way to the abandoned Silverado Mine bunkhouse where they would squat until the end of July.

You can read his account of that time, THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS, here.

Or, you can visit the state park named after the writer.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 18, 2018
     Category: Buildings and Other Structures | Nature | Unauthorized Dwellings | Marriage | Nineteenth Century

I thought it said the dog was Cthulhu.
Posted by Virtual on 12/18/18 at 10:01 AM
I had no idea the Stevenson even visited California, let alone communed with one of the Great Old Ones!
Posted by KDP on 12/19/18 at 12:24 PM

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