Montara: What’s Was Up in Nov. 1919

From the “Coastside Comet” 

At Montara

Las Cabritas Ranch will exhibit twenty-seven goats in the Pure Bred Live Stock show in San Francisco from Nov. 1 – 8. We expect to see them return with a lot of prizes.

[Image below: The Montara Goats Las Cabritas Ranch.]


The Wilson cottage, the Amos cottage, the Dr. Thomas cottage, the Wheeler house (image below)


wheller housethe Maier mansion, the Weyl cottage have all been rented recently for the Winter months, which shows that the people are beginning to appreciate our fine Winter climate.

[Image below: Houses in early Montara. I haven’t found the Wheeler pix yet but it may be in this shot anyway. I will post it when I locate it.



Arthur Wagner, wife, daughter, Dorothy and Jean Ross of Salada Beach are touring in the mountains above Placerville for a few days.

Geo. M. Havice and wife of Montrose, Colorado, formerly of Montara and Mexico have located for the winter in the Wheeler House.They have many friends here who will welcome them back. Mr. and Mrs. Havice own considerable property here and also in the Montara Realty Development Company.

Mr. Wilcox has three of the largest potatoes of the season on exhibit at the post office; one of them weighs two and a half pounds.Who can beat it?

The United States Government is at the present time installing a powerful wireless station at Point Montara Lighthouse Station.

[Image below: The Montara Lighthouse  and Diaphone Signal Station.]


Mr. and Mrs. Drew of New York [ed. I actually met one of the Drews, Gretchen Drew in San Francisco in the 1970s; she was a friend of Peter B. Kyne, the writer and gave me an autographed photo which is now in the archives of the San Mateo County History Museum]. has leased the house recently occupied by Rev. Osborn and will remain here permanently.

There is so much property around Montara that is improved that can be bought at such bargains that it will only be a short time until there is a more stable real estate market and the bargains snapped up.

It is to be hoped that the people will remember that there are services at the church every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Mr. Osborne, pastor.

Miss Bessie Chase, who is spending a vacation at home has been busy decorating the interior of their beautiful home. She is quite an artist with the paint brushes.

Miss Irma Hazard, the Montara school teacher was appointed by Senator M. B. Johnson on the Roosevelt Committee to take part ….(words missing…)

Mrs. Will John Wagner , who has been visiting relatives in Los Angeles, will return to her home in Montara soon.

The county board of supervisors are to construct a reinforced concrete retaining wall on the San Gregorio Road.

The young man who learns to depend first upon himself will seldom have to appeal to others.

Andrew Stirling and Frank Zug, Coastside men, charged with an assault upon Frank Goularte of Pescadero on the night of September 27th at San Gregorio, were arraigned in Justice of the Peace Ray Griffin’s court in Redwood Saturday morning. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge and the preliminary trial of Zug was set for November 11. The time of the trial for Stirling will be set on that date. The alleged attack on  Goularte was the outcome of a quarrel over the recent Sarah Satira Coburn murder investigation.

J. Emmett Fitzgerald is the new owner of Lot 45, block 24, Montara.

Officials of the Toyo Kisen Kaisha are waiting permission from the Navy Department to place the Nippon Maru, recently ashore at Princeton, in drydock at Mare Island for examination before her next departure for the Orient.


Congressman Hugh S. Hersman has been advised by the War Department that every enlisted man in the American Army was entitled to permanently retain, upon discharge, the following property:

1 overseas cap (for all men who have had service overseas) or 1 hat and 1 hat cord for all other enlisted men.

1 olive drab shirt

1 service coat and ornaments

1 pair breeches

1 pair shoes

1 pair leggings

1 barrack bag

1 waist belt

1 set toilet articles if in possession when discharged

1 slicker

1 overcoat

2 suits underwear

4 pairs stockings

1 pair stockings

3 scarlet chevrons

1 gas mask and helmet. (if issued overseas.)