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Farm Workers: Half Moon Bay


Welcome, Sociology 141 Students!

This guide is designed to help you find resources on farm workers in the Coastside/Half Moon Bay region. 

 Spanishtown, or Half Moon Bay as it is now called, is the oldest settlement in San Mateo County, dating back to the 1840’s. Costanoan Indians originally inhabited the land for hundreds of years until the 1840’s when land grants were deeded to early Spanish settlers. Mexican and Chilean laborers soon followed, and the village was dubbed “Spanishtown.” In 1874, Spanishtown officially became known as Half Moon Bay.