Guadalupe-Nipomo, Dunes Center

Yard Out Front
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The Dunes Center was a converted home located on quiet Guadalupe Street. A large sign out front gave the Center's hours.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:22:52 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1591
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Fossels Out Back
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Out back were examples of fossils and bones that were found in the Dunes.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:23:32 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1592
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The Side Gate
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The side gate was the entrance. Note that ADA access was around the back. A curved path just inside the yard provided access to signs and brochures that were available even if the Center were closed.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:23:54 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1594
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A Long Table Inside
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Immediately ahead, once inside the Center, was a long wooden table with a cloth runner down its center, surrounded by a dozen wooden chairs.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:24:13 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1595
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A Flagstone Fireplace
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The flagstone fireplace was unlit but surrounded by photos and other means of conveying information about the Dunes.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:24:23 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1596
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Exhibits Upstairs
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The second floor was a large open loft filled with exhibits. This was the children's corner.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:02 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1598
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Archaeological Exhibits
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The other end was given over to archaeological exhibits of the early cinema days.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:09 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1597
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Fossels And Bones
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A case was filled with examples of bones and fossils found in the Dunes.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:30 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1599
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The Ten Commandments
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The Cecil B. DeMille film titled "The Ten Commandments," was shot in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. After the shoot the set was left to fall into ruin.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:35 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1600
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A Statue's Hand
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A statue's hand was left over from the "The Ten Commandments."


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:49 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1601
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Creature's Paw
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A found paw of one of the Egyptian creatures from the "Ten Commandments" was on display.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:26:01 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1603
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Close Up Of Bone Case
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Examples of bones and and fossils found in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes area were on display in a case.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:26:24 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1600
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Informative Placards
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Informative placards described everything from the origin of the Dunes to the history of the area.


Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center external link   •  Gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex   •  1055 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California external link   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 5 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:27:33 Tuesday 19 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1610
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