Category Archives: Place Names of San Mateo County

So, explain it to me, again, John. If someone's from Pescadero, they are called a "Fishermonger" or "Fishmongerite"?

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I’ve always been mildly curious about the origin of the town of Pescadero’s name ever since I first became aware of the town a few years ago. If you look up … Continue reading

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Dr. Alan K. Brown's Book of Place Names for San Mateo County

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net [Dr. Alan Brown's book of place names is available for purchase at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. The museum is located in the historic courthouse, an adventure in itself.] … Continue reading

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