History of the Torrey Pines on Saratoga Avenue in Ocean Beach

by on August 8, 2016 · 1 comment

in Culture, Environment, History, Media, Ocean Beach

OB Torrey Pine Mary Olive ShoupeFather of Long-Time Resident Mary Olive Shoupe Planted the Trees on Saratoga

Long-time resident of Ocean Beach, Mary Olive Shoupe, has something to say about all the Torrey Pines in Ocean Beach – particularly the ones on Saratoga Avenue. Her father planted them. Shoupe was born across the street from Esperanza, and it was her father who germinated Torrey Pines from seeds and planted them prior to WWII.

Here is an amazing video of Mary describing their history. Videographer is Renee Owens, shot August 2016.

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie August 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

What a wonderful story and video – thank you Mary Olive … and Renee Owens.

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