HISTORY TRIVIA: Step Back in Time

The San Mateo County Historical Association staffers have thousands of photos that they need help identifying in order to caption them. Can you help them?

Thanks to Patch users , ,  and  for their contributions to our

Richard H. Long's uniform in last week's first photo was indeed a Knights Templar uniform. Richard H. Long of San Carlos was in the Times in 1964 because he was being in-stalled as eminent commander of Palo Alto Commandery No 47 Knights Templar at the fifty fifth annual installation ceremonies.

Edward R. Becks, director EOC, February 8, 1971. EOC stands for Economic Opportunity Commission, and the director of the EOC was in the Times, according to the archives because of this story:

"Behind the dust-covered dows of the converted store at 878 Jefferson Avenue is the headquarters of one of the least known certainly one of the least understood functions of county government the Eco- nomic Opportunity Commission. So little known is the EOC in fact that it has not yet occurred to any county grand jury to in- clude it on the list of sions that are routinely gated each year The unprepossessing quarters belie the humanitarian objective being pursued not a fare program but a self-help program for the poor."

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.

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 first photo this week reads: Trevor Montgomery. The photo is not dated, but the man in the picture is wearing a “no on 188 pin.” Do you know what year this photo was taken in?  Who is Trevor Montgomery?  

The back of the other photo reads: Joseph P. Azevedo, August 18, 1990  Who is Joseph P. Azevedo, and why was this picture taken of him in 1990? 

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, carol@historysmc.org

Christine September 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Prop 188 was on the Nov. 1994 ballot. It would have banned smoking in public places with some exceptions. It would have also regulated the location of cigarette vending machines and billboards.
Jamie White September 19, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Thanks Christine!


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