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Oceano in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park

 
 
Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 23, 2017
1. Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.
The
Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber
Memorial Park
Known as “Oceano’s Country Doctor” from 1930 through the 1960’s, Dr. Gerber was an important source of Dunite and town history. The Dunites who lived in Oceano’s sand dunes were well-known by him and his lovely wife Catherine. Their craftsman bungalow style office, family home and garden, which he designed and built, was a landscape showplace with many rare roses. For years, bouquets of his flowers were given to the hospital each week.
Dedicated by the Oceano Depot Association October, 2005

 
Erected 2005 by Oceano Depot Association.
 
Location. 35° 6.123′ N, 120° 37.048′ W. Marker is in Oceano, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cabrillo Hwy (California Route 1) and Tranquil Court, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the patio garden behind the Oceano Train Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Front Street, Oceano CA 93445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Oceano Depot
Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 23, 2017
2. Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park Marker
The last surviving Dunite bungalow is behind the picnic tables. It was moved to this spot in September 2010.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oceano Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Coast Railway Right-Of-Way / A Terrible Tragedy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pier Into The Past (approx. 8.7 miles away); Point San Luis Light Station (approx. 9.1 miles away); Rancho Nipomo (approx. 9.8 miles away); Pacific Coast Railway (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oceano.
 
Regarding Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park. The Dunites were people of an artistic community known as “Moy Mell”, founded by by Gavin Arthur, the grandson of President Chester A. Arthur. They lived small bungalows in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes during the 1920s—1940s, near Oceano.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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