Only half the family moved in with Dennis Wilson
An essential part of the Manson Family narrative is when the whole group moved in with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, passing the days with LSD trips and orgies, as well as a rotating door of famous musicians. Except that wasn't exactly true. "Perhaps so as not to overwhelm our host, Charlie strategically cut down the number of us that moved in," Lake writes. "He decided we should split up for a while, sending Sadie, Mary, Ella, Patty and the new girl Stephanie Rowe up to Mendocino in the black bus to explore some connections up there." The Family was later reunited at Spahn Ranch once Manson and the girls wore out their welcome with Wilson.