|The news from 1900|
You just never know what's about to walk in the door at the Half Moon Bay Review. Today it was bits of newsprint from 113 years ago.
As you may or may not know, the Review used to own the building just to the east of us on Kelly Avenue. Now we're neighbors with our good friends at Weller-O'Brien Insurance. Today, Kevin O'Brien brought over some photocopies of decaying pieces of newspaper he found in the attic, figuring they were put there by someone from the Review years and years ago. They appear to be from the Sept. 26, 1900, edition of the Coast Advocate and San Francisco Daily Call, which eventually was merged into the San Francisco Examiner.
Anyway, the photocopies include snippets of news from Pescadero. Such as, "Jim McCormick shipped a steamer full of beans and grain from here to San Francisco last Sunday" and "Mr. and Mrs. E. Hagermann are back here again after their honeymoon trip abroad. They returned Sunday."
In case you are wondering, it was hot that day. One line reads: "The thermometer last Friday registered 95 degrees in the shade."