Pacifica in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Charles Gust 1888-1969
Anastasia Gust 1891-1992
— A Tribute —
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 36.564′ N, 122° 29.788′ W. Marker is in Pacifica, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockaway Beach Avenue and Nick Gust Way, on the left when traveling west on Rockaway Beach Avenue. Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discovery of San Francisco Bay (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mori's Point Inn (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Enduring Aramai (approx. 0.8 miles away); Captain Don Gaspar de Portolŕ (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sanchez Adobe (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Little Brown Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Seabiscuit (approx. 4.6 miles away); Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pacifica.
Also see . . . Nick’s Seafood Restaurant and Sea Breeze Motel History. The place was Macedonia, Greece, 1887, where Stalios Karagianis was born. Twenty years passed when this young man boarded a ship called the Konstantinos and set off for America. Reaching New York he traveled across the country to San Francisco. His work ranged from a vegetable store to a jitney driver, then work on the Ocean Shore Railroad which brought him to this beautiful coast. A business was first built selling sandwiches, peanuts and candy to fishermen and beach goers. Years passed and what was most difficult in visiting the Rockaway Beach stop was not finding it, but pronouncing the owner’s name. Being told so often about no one being able to pronounce his name Karagianis changed it to be on record as Charles Gust. Friends then began to call him Charlie Gust, and traveled narrow roads and many miles to visit the Greek at Rockaway Beach. (Submitted on August 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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