Really Excellent Video. Learn about the history of the James Johnston House. The house sits on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, east of Route One, just south of the city of Half Moon Bay. Isolated, its silhouette is a remarkable sight against the rolling hillsides golden brown until the winter rains turns them green. […]
Half Moon Bay Coastsider History
Coastside Buzz works with Dave Cresson and the Half Moon Bay History Association to bring Coastsiders stories from the past. Here we see the restaurant The Reefs which is sitting right where Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is today!
Video/Podcast. James Johnston was born October 7, 1813, in Melrose, Scotland. His family immigrated to the United States aboard the Prompt in 1818 and settled in Pittsburgh, PA, then moved to Gallipolis, Ohio, after the death of his father in 1826. One of nine children, James served in the military in the Mexican war, became interested […]
https://media.blubrry.com/coastsider_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/coastsider_radio/Cresson1EarlyRes_pg7_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.9MB) Half Moon Bay developed around one historic house still in existence, the Zaballa House, which has since been remodeled into a picturesque bed and breakfast inn. This historic building was built by Mr. Zaballa, the town’s first merchant. He was savvy in developing real estate and deeply involved […]
If you’re a Half Moon Bay history buff, these three books should be at the top your list.
Enjoy this fantastic talk about Prohibition on the San Mateo County Coast presented by the Half Moon Bay Historical Association. Deputy Director Carmen Blair of the San Mateo County Historical Association regals us with tales of the Coastside in the 1920’s, colorful slang and all! Much of the information in the talk was collected for an exhibition […]
https://media.blubrry.com/coastsider_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/coastsider_radio/hmbhistoricalassociation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.2MB) This KHMB podcast delves into the rich history of Half Moon Bay, California. Our culture, architecture, and families all reflect the history of the local area. The members of the Half Moon Bay Historical Association are a committee dedicated to celebrating this history. Join us for an […]