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Ojai, CA 93023-9375

Phone: 805-640-0000


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Ron Holsey, Vice President
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Jim Whitson, Director
Richard Mannis, Director


Margaret Magnus, Secretary

9902 Sulphur Mountain Rd
Ojai, CA, 93023
United States

(805) 640-0000

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Anecdotes, activities and stories about Meher Mount - past, present and future.

Trailer Removal Opens Up the Views

Margaret Magnus

DEMOLITION OF THE TRAILER that Agnes Baron used as her residence after the 1985 New Life Fire destroyed everything at Meher Mount. (Photo: Ray Johnston, 2007.)

By Margaret Magnus

When Meher Baba visited Meher Mount in 1956, He gestured toward the out-of-doors and said, “Now, go out and see the view and try to love Baba through nature. This is all due to my love. This whole creation, this nature, all the beauty you see, all came out of me.”

After the October 14, 1985, New Life Fire at Meher Mount destroyed all the buildings, new living quarters were needed for Agnes Baron, the then caretaker. As an interim solution, a trailer was brought on the property for her residence.

When the trailer was situated on the property, it was placed so that Agnes could see the view out of her windows across the Ojai Valley to Topa Topa Mountain. 

After the Visitor Center/Caretaker Quarters was constructed in 1994, she used that as residence. The trailer was used for overnight guests, storage and as an office. 

However, with time, pests and use, the trailer deteriorated. In September 2007, the trailer was removed before it became a safety hazard at a cost of $4,000.

Now that the trailer is gone, all can easily see Agnes’ view of Topa Topa when they visit.