Category Archives: R. Guy Smith

1930s: Lillian Renard Tells Us What It Was Like Working At The Moss Beach Post Office

[Photo: Lillian Renard at Half Moon Bay Joe's Restaurant] A Typical Day working at the Moss Beach Post Office in the 1930s Story by Lillian Renard When I graduated from the Half Moon Bay High School in 1931, I was … Continue reading

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When Moss Beach Ruled: R. Guy Smith: The Man Who Said He Could Do Anything…

and he did…. do everything. Where are men like Raymond G. Smith today? Photographer/Electrician/Postmaster/Coastside Leader/Realtor…and so on. Here’s a brief visual history of R. Guy Smith’s life. There’s R. Guy Smith posing beside his Moss Beach home, still standing and … Continue reading

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….Below Cost….

(R. Guy Smith photo)

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House Searching: If You Didn't Find It….

Here’s what the R. Guy Smith house in Moss Beach looked like in the 1970s, with, Larry, the proud owner sitting on the steps. To remind you what the house looked like when R. Guy Smith lived there:

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The Coastside's Mr. Smith: R. Guy, that is!

Yeah, yeah, I talk about R. Guy Smith a lot–but he took the most fantastic photographs of the Coastside — I don’t know what we would do without his creative eye. Here’s his house; it’s still standing in Moss Beach, … Continue reading

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Postage Perfect

The Moss Beach Post Office gets high marks for balancing the books in 1917. The letter (click to enlarge or read below) is from: United States Post Office Burlingame, Cal. Nov. 3. 1917. District Postmaster. Moss Beach, Cal. I have … Continue reading

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1952: Moss Beach Chamber of Commerce Organized

Below the newly organized Moss Beach Chamber of Commerce confronts its No. 1 problem. (Please click on image to enlarge) Moss Beach, California February 12, 1952 R. Guy Smith, Moss Beach Postmaster signed

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