Category Archives: Miramontes Family

Laura's great-great grandmother was Francis Miramontes

and Laura’s great-great grandfather was Gabriel Sibrian. (I told Laura I am not familiar with the Sibrian name. Are you?) In Half Moon Bay, the Miramontes name is ubiquitous: it’s the name of a street where real members of the … Continue reading

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Bill Miramontes Interview (1980) Part IV Conclusion

These are unaired excerpts from a 1980 interview I did with Bill Miramontes for the documentary “The Mystery of Half Moon Bay” William Miramontes Carmen Miramontes & Chico Gonzales celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Half Moon Bay.* Bill: Carmen … Continue reading

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Marion & Bill Miramontes Interview (1980) Part III

In Part 2 Bill Miramontes was telling me about the rise & demise of the Ocean Shore Railroad– that the main reason for its failure was the stiff competition from cars and trucks (that could transport vegetables from Half Moon … Continue reading

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Marion & Bill Miramontes Interview (1980) Part II

Bill Miramontes: My father–being that he worked on the highway–used to commute from Half Moon Bay to Pedro Valley on the Ocean Shore. On holidays, or Sundays, he didn’t work so he’d take me with him to San Francisco. Bill: … Continue reading

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Marion & Bill Miramontes Interview (1980) Part I

The Miramontes-Gonzales Family celebrating a family anniversary on Main Street, Half Moon Bay, mid-19th century* In 1980 I interviewed Marion and Bill Miramontes for the documentary “The Mystery of Half Moon Bay.â€? Marion had been the town’s first telephone operator … Continue reading

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