Patch readers and know their history!
Patch found the caption information for one of last week's photos very interesting. Thanks Steve!
"Here is a link to the Oakland Tribune story about Marcella. Marcella and three friends were driving north on HWY 1 near Montara, they picked up a hitchhiker, the hitchhiker tried to rob the four people by pulling a gun and shooting people. Two people died (including the hitchhiker) and the other three (including Marcella) were injured."
The San Mateo County Historical Association still has many photos that need captions, after it recently purchased more than 30,000 San Mateo Times newspaper photos that span most of the 20th century and provide a glimpse into San Mateo County life and its generations.
Mitch Postel, president of the historical association, bought the photos from a collector for $2,500.
Own a little piece of history by looking at these photos and help the association find out about the story behind each one, so the group can archive them.
Peninsula Patch sites will publish various photos as we get them - usually on Thursday or Saturday mornings - so you can help us identify them.
The only information we have for the first photo is, “Timothy Murphy,” April 14, 1949. Does anyone know why these two have a Soviet Flag at what looks like old San Mateo City Hall in the middle of the Cold War?
The second photo says “Avery Hazen murder hearing at the Redwood City Courthouse, April 1, 1960.” Does anyone know the story?
Please note in the comments if you have information about the photos attached.
Then call or e-mail archivist, Carol Peterson, if you want more information. Carol can be reached by phone, (650) 299-0104, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.