I wanted to let you know that I will be doing the history presentation for the next Half Moon Bay History Association meeting – Next Tuesday, September 10.
It is about the land that almost every one of us on the Coastside calls our own home – – Those early land grants that became the properties for the houses, apartments and shops from Montara through Half Moon Bay.
“Our Land Grants-And the Coastside’s Mexican Years”
Presenter: Dave Cresson – Local history enthusiast
Place 724 Kelly Street, HMB, “Portuguese Cultural Center” (PCC)
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 5:30 Doors open – finger snacks and refreshments
Public welcome – No charge
I am Looking forward to looking back in time – and looking forward to seeing you at the meeting,
~ Dave Cresson
Most Californians know that much of the State of California started with land that was granted to its owners by either the Spanish or the Mexican government. Our own Coastside is made of just such land grants.
Come hear about the Coastside’s years under a Mexican government and how today’s private property came to become our wonderful community. The grants were part of a larger process of patriotism, ambition, conflict and optimism.
Please join me for a discussion of some of that colorful story.
Dave, your Speaker, was a marketing and management researcher who fell in love with the Coastside and also its past. He has published books and articles about local history and enjoys talking about it.