History of Lobitas, California
From: The Story of San Mateo County, California
By: Roy W. Cloud
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Here in the yesterday of our county's history were located the general store of H. C. Hart, the blacksmith shop
of D. C. Day, the meat market of William H. Fisher, and the boot and shoe store of George Van Allen. In later years
William (Bill) Durham, a tall, kindly old gentleman, conducted the store and saloon. The school of the district
is situated upon the hill back of the section and the post office was presided over at the beginning of its existence
by H. C. Hart. As time passed John Meyne secured holdings; Edward Frey, the Rodgers family, the Pitchers, and the
Martin family, and of this family one daughter is Mrs. Alice Mansfield, the widow of J. H. Mansfield, popular sheriff
of San Mateo County. Back of Lobitas on Bald Knob and Irish Ridge were located the Ring and O'Brien families, with
large holdings. Continuing on down the coast, Gordon's Chute was a place of interest in the olden days. Then came
the land of Jacob Downing, Judge Horace Templeton, and Alexander Gordon. Here, at this point, the Ocean Shore Railroad,
which for a number of years served the coast side of the county, had its terminal at what was called Tunitas Glen.