Half Moon Bay History Quiz: Where is This Photo?

Tell us what you know about this historic Coastside scene.

You’ve passed this location hundreds of times driving up and down Highway 1 between Montara and Half Moon Bay. The buildings in the back are no longer standing, and the artichoke fields are long gone.

Still, the land is still there and now serves a new purpose. Do you know where this photo was taken and when?

Tell us the location, date and a brief history of this historic photo, capturing the old-time artichoke farming days of the Coast. Extra points for identifying the Coastsiders pictured here.

Please reply with your answer in the comments section below by Wednesday, Aug. 15. The winner will be announced in Half Moon Bay Patch next Thursday. 

Photo courtesy of Ruth and Walt Arntzen.

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Christa Bigue August 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Yes Tony, that is the area! Anyone know what the buildings are?
Dee August 24, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Could this be along El Granada's beachfront. There use to be a bathhouse on the beach and the taller buidling in the photo looks like it but not sure what the other buildings are. Hard to imagine that there were archichoke fields growing along Surfer's Beach back in the day! What a wonderful sight that must have been.
Tony Moorhouse August 27, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Guessing the buildings could be packing sheds to ship artichokes and vegetables.
Christa Bigue August 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
This photo is along El Granada beachfront in the 1920s when artichokes grew in this area, and the bathhouse in the background became the cook house and boarding house for farm hands. On the left is Dante Dianda, the man who owned and farmed most of this tract in El Granada. Both Tony and Dee win the quiz for effort and coming so close to guessing what this photo is all about! Thank you for participating.
Tony Moorhouse August 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM


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