Senior State Archaeologist E. Breck Parkman and representatives of the California Department of Parks and Recreation began sorting through artifacts left 40 years ago by the infamous hippie commune known as the "Chosen Family." The midden from which they dug everything up was actually inside the burned-out ruins of the 22-room Burdell Mansion, where the group once lived. Members did carpentry work, baked communal bread and lived in hippie bliss. The children attended a "Not School" school run by a pot-smoking nun. There were two renowned drug busts in 1969. In one of them, narcotics agents demanded to know who owned all the pot they found. McCoy responded famously, "It belongs to God. I just smoke it."
–San Fransisco Chronicle