Daly City, California, John Madden, Mussel Rock’s Datum Point, The Daly City History Musuem, World War II

The Daly City History Guild Musuem And Archieve

The Daly City History Guild Museum And Archieve features an extensive history of the northern Bay Area.

Robert Thornton moved to Lake Merced and became the first American resident of the lands within Daly City.

John Donald Daly, the owner of San Mateo Dairy, provided food and housing for individuals who lost their homes due to the 1906 earthquake. For John Donald Daly’s act of goodwill, the local government named the lands John lived and worked in Daly City.

After the earthquake, John Daly established a mansion in San Francisco for his family. The mansion still stands in present day.

During World War II Mussel Rock’s Datum Point was an army post on the watch out for Japenese warships. During the war, there were other datum points at Point Bonita Lighthouse, Mike Rock Lighthouse, the Farallon Islands and the Water Tower at Fort Miley.

An army plane had crashed within a residential district in Daly City during the World War II.

There was a rare snowstorm that occurred in the Bay Area in 1964.

The musuem features the National Football League player and announcer John Madden.

The musuem also featured historians Ken and Bunny Gillespie, whom were both prominent local historians.

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