- The "Official" pages: The Rio Nido Task Force's "Rio Nido" page at http://rionido.net/ provides events listings and other information for residents and visitors. The entry in Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Nido,_California/ is substantial, but could use some updating and additional historical information. If you know a LOT about Rio Nido, please add more information!
- Facebook: Facebook has not one, but TWO fan pages devoted to our community -- which provide interesting little slices of life and snippets of news, along with current and historical photos posted by thoughtful friends: The Rio Nido page (at http://www.facebook.com/RioNido/) has 446 fans, and the Friends of Rio Nido page (at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=30510799031) has 159 members & perhaps could get even more with a simpler URL. ;^)
- Rio Nido Roadhouse: The Rio Nido Roadhouse carries on our town's long-standing history as a hot music venue, and provides great food and drinks, a community gathering place, and public swimming pool (summers only) to boot. In addition to the Rio Nido Roadhouse's official Web site at http://rionidoroadhouse.blogspot.com/, the Roadhouse has fan pages on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/RioNidoRoadhouse/) and MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/rionidoroadhouse/).
- Memorabilia: A surprising number of folks have written about Rio Nido: "The Old California" -- an interesting and thought-provoking article by local resident and writer Justin Raimondo -- prominently features Rio Nido in Taki's Magazine at http://takimag.com/article/the_old_california/; According to the authoritative Grateful Dead Listening Guide at http://www.deadlistening.com/2008/04/1967-september-3-rio-nido-ca.html, the Grateful Dead played one of their best concerts EVER here; Clane Hayward wrote a memoir about growing up with her hippie parents, which features a family photo during their time as Rio Nido residents (for more information, visit: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/12/10/163616/71/). In addition, the Russian River Historical Society's Web site displays some amazing historical photos at: http://www.russianriverhistory.org/photos/gallery/main.php?cmd=album&var1=Rio+Nido/.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Rio Nido on the Web
I recently googled "Rio Nido" and was amazed by how many links come up for such a tiny little enclave. According to the last Census (conducted in 2000), Rio Nido's population consisted of a mere 296 souls (though the more recent 2010 U.S. Census will probably show a significant increase in population when the data finally comes out).