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Coastside Land Grants Under Mexican Rule

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Half Moon Bay History Association is pleased to present a special event featuring Dave Cresson. He is the past president and founder of the association. Cresson will focus on how Coastside property and land issues were sorted out during Mexican rule. Four land grants were the most interesting and important to our Coastside.

Place: Portuguese Culture Center, 724 Kelly Street, Half Moon Bay
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. doors open – finger foods and refreshments
Meeting begins: business at 6:00 p.m., program about 6:20 p.m.
The public is welcome – no charge – bring a friend!

Almost every one of us on our “Coastside” lives on a land grant property. We rest our heads at night in homes on land that the Mexican government gave away. How we got into our own homes is a history story that each of us knows. But how that land came to become private property in the first place is one we may not know.

The story of land grants is both local and international. It is about ordinary people of different nationalities and races. It is a record of leadership, religion and international tensions. In the end, Mexican rule and their land grants were about politics and wealth, power and patriotism. The events are complicated. The human motives at work are both interesting and important.



September 10
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Portuguese Culture Center
724 Kelly St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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