“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Half Moon Bay, California

Clickable Map of San Mateo County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> San Mateo County, CA (191) Alameda County, CA (674) San Francisco County, CA (722) Santa Clara County, CA (616) Santa Cruz County, CA (257)  SanMateoCounty(191) San Mateo County (191)  AlamedaCounty(674) Alameda County (674)  San Francisco City and County(722) San Francisco City and County (722)  SantaClaraCounty(616) Santa Clara County (616)  SantaCruzCounty(257) Santa Cruz County (257)
Redwood City is the county seat for San Mateo County
Half Moon Bay is in San Mateo County
      San Mateo County (191)  
      Alameda County (674)  
      San Francisco City and County (722)  
      Santa Clara County (616)  
      Santa Cruz County (257)  
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1 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — SMA 038 — "The Determination of One Man"
In October of 1906, Joseph Debenedetti constructed this two story mission revival commercial style building, which immediately became the center of commerce for Half Moon Bay and the surrounding area. Rising from the ashes of the devastating 1906 . . . Map (db m10715) HM
2 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — First Concrete Bridge Erected in San Mateo Co1900
J. Debendetti Supervisor D. Bromfield & C. Tobey Jr. Engineers R.C. Mattingly & W. Heafey ContractorsMap (db m10713) HM
3 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — Hotel El Granada
Hotel El Granada, a two-story stucco building in the Mission-style opened in 1908 with twenty guest rooms upstairs and a ballroom downstairs. The town's first commercial building and site of the first post office boasted of piped in water and a . . . Map (db m101667) HM
4 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — Joseph Debenedetti Building
The decade of the 1870’s saw an influx of European immigrants into the Half Moon Bay area and over to the coast. Irish, German, Italian, and Portuguese made up the majority of the newcomers whose numbers included merchants, business people, dairy . . . Map (db m13747) HM
5 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — Miramar Beach Restaurant
The Miramar Restaurant opened during Prohibition as the Ocean Beach Hotel, one of many local "speakeasies". Small "Rumrunners", laden with booze from large Canadian ships, prized our covert coves. While the Miramar served its thirsty patrons, . . . Map (db m93353) HM
6 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — The James Johnston House
James Johnston, a forty-niner from Ohio, established a homestead on this wild, romantic vista of sloping fields and ocean shore in 1853. For his Californiano bride, Petra Maria de Jara, he built this typical eastern saltbox, whose origins from the . . . Map (db m25518) HM
7 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay — Zaballa House
After gold was discovered, the thousands who came to California began to build cities and towns. Today's Half Moon Bay grew upon the Mexican land grant awarded to Mexican soldier Candelario Miramontes. In 1853 Estanislao Zaballa came from Spain . . . Map (db m102405) HM
8 California, San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay, Pillar Point Harbor — In Memorial to the Commercial Fisherman Lost at Sea
Down to the sea in ships they go, these chosen men of steel. Though mist and foam and northwest wind is pounding at the keel. So sail they must each crispy morn, away from trees and sod. The sea may own their windburned flesh but their souls . . . Map (db m183796) HM
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Apr. 18, 2024