Monthly Archives: January 2008

1945: Princeton Packers Constructing $150,000 Cannery Here

Seven Pittsburg Men Form Fish Cannery Co. for Half Moon Bay 1945, Half Moon Bay Review “The Princeton Packers, recently organized by seven Pittsburg men, has started construction of a Fish Canning Plant at Princeton-by-the-Sea, Half Moon Bay, which will … Continue reading

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1945: Bios of the Princeton Packers Cannery Owners

There were several owners of Princeton Packers; here’s a little info on A.M. Patrick from the Half Moon Bay Review, 1945 “”Ending 20 years with F.E. Booth Company, A.M. Patrick, San Francisco production manager, who recently submitted his resignation, is … Continue reading

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…Cool Coastside Wheels…Super Classic….Super…

This little honey pulled into the Chevron Gas Station in Half Moon Bay recently and I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Perfect in every way. Replica of a 427 Cobra, driven by Carroll Shelby in the 1960s. The acclaimed … Continue reading

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Searching for photos of the 1946 tsunami leads to the unexpected..

Back in the late 1970s, I self-published “Half Moon Bay Memories: The Coastside’s Colorful Past.” It was an exciting project, taking me places: physical, intellectual and emotional that I’d never explored before. My dream of emulating the Paris publishers of … Continue reading

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…Crackin' Crab at Idas….By Collin Tiura

Crackin’ Crab at Ida’s: Story by Collin Tiura [One part of coast-side history that is noteworthy is the Mangue family. Ida, Ernie and their three children: Ron the eldest, then Jeanie and Rudy, who was a year or so older … Continue reading

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Beached old Truck….Princeton-style

(Photo: Jerry Koontz)

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Coastsider.com Reviews My Princeton-by-the-Sea Book

Here’s a review of Princeton-by-the-Sea by Coastsider.com Story by Barry Parr, Coastsider.com       June Morrall’s Princeton-by-the-Sea is a compact history of a compact part of the Coastside. From the unincorporated neighborhood of Miramar, up the coast to the … Continue reading

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HMB Review of my book: "Princeton-by-the-Sea

By Stacy Trevenon As a college student in the 1960s, June Morrall and friends would visit the Coastside and the funky ambience of Princeton. As an adult, living on the coast and either writing professionally or working to support her … Continue reading

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1960s: Doelger Engineer Tells Development Plans

at Improvement Club Meeting Story from Half Moon Bay Review, 1960s “‘We may have to divide the area (of Doeger’s development) into two water districts,’ said Jack H. Dovey, program director of the engineering firm of Wilsey, Ham and Blair, … Continue reading

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1965: HMB Drag Strip's 10th Season

(Thank you, Mark Andemahr of the HMB Bakery for this piece of Drag Strip memorabilia.) From the “Half Moon Bay Review,” 1965 ‘Drag racing will be treated to an outstanding meet when Half Moon Bay Drag Strip opens its 10th … Continue reading

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