Bellvale Was A Teeny Tiny “Town” Four Miles West Of La Honda

And in the late 19th century the local kids walked through the giant redwoods to attend school there.

The town’s gone now but here’s what the very rustic post office looked like:


During the warm summers the kids played in the old swimming hole–but I must admit the water can’t be that comfortable because it looks like at least one of the kids is freezing!