Monthly Archives: August 2007

1957: Weekend Drag Racing Begins At Airport….

(Photo courtesy Don Walrod) From the Half Moon Bay Review, 1957 “San Mateo County officials and members of the San Mateo Elks Club are ‘conspiring’ to hold a two-day county-wide drag race May 4 and 5 on the central Coastside. … Continue reading

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1945: WWII Story: Sinking of Sub (5)

“In May, 1943, the navy revealed operation of a streamlined antiaircraft gunnery school at Montara Point. It now has a personnel of 1500 or more. In the emergency, the army built a $3,000,000 airstrip between Princeton and Moss Beach, from … Continue reading

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1945: WWII Story: Sinking of Sub (4)

“Half Moon Bay headquarters of the aircraft spotter service state they received army congratulations for reporting the sub. “The county’s citizenry was quick to spring to home defense upon the momentary threat of invasion and bombing by Jap planes. In … Continue reading

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1945: WWII Story: Sinking of Sub (3)

“The 17th infantry regiment was the first to guard our coastal shores followed by the 125th infantry, originally a Michigan national guard outfit. The 17th was afterwards assigned to an group which saw action in Saipan and Okinawa. The 125th … Continue reading

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1945: WWII Story: Sinking of Sub (2)

“Let us turn back to December, 1941, and the early months of 1942 when, we, as the gateway to San Francisco, faced danger. This was the picture in those critical days: “Uncle Sam rushed all available trained troops to the … Continue reading

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1945: WWII Story: Sinking of Sub (1)

from the ” Half Moon Bay Review,” 1945 “Japanese capitulation, ending World War II, has lifted the wall of military secrecy on San Mateo County’s magnificent contribution to the fighting machine of America and her allies in mankind’s greatest conflict … Continue reading

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Tilling the Fields near Princeton

Antonio Tosci tilling the fields near Princeton, early 1900s.

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Fran "Buzz" Young with Amazing Red Rockcod….

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"Brother Buzz" Crew & Their Catch

Matt Young & Peter Forchini

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Coastside Fishing Club Crew

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