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Quiz: Step Back in Time

There is always a story behind the story, and while they say a picture says 1,000 words, the San Mateo County Historical Association staffers have thousands of photos that they need help identifying to find the right words. Can you help them?


Although we only had two comments on , they were the right captions for the historic photos.

Patch reader Diane Miller really knows her history!

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.

Mitch Postel, president of the historical association, bought the photos from a collector for $2,500.

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 so you can help us identify them.

The back of the first photo reads: “Republican Convention a rough Caucus?”  July 16, 1964.  

The Republicans met at the Cow Palace. Does anyone know the story behind this photo?

The back of the other photo says, “Erving Mutilation” June 30, 1964."

Does anyone know what this was about?

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

 is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

David Nakai June 02, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Erving: http://newspaperarchive.com/san-mateo-times/1964-06-30/page-4 Caucus: http://newspaperarchive.com/san-mateo-times/1964-07-16/page-20
Chris June 03, 2012 at 03:14 AM
A little googling will find that the first one is associated with a pretty gruesome crime. Yikes.

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