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. A diaper bag and coat were takenthrough a smashed driver window on the ﬁrstblock of De Sabla Road before 8:33 a.m.Thursday,March 7.
Someone dressed in allwhite and wearing a beanie was looking intoparked cars on the 1300 block of South BStreet before 8:09 p.m. Wednesday,March 6.
. Someone reported their gray Audi’swindow was smashed on the 1600 block of South El Camino Real before 7:31 p.m.Tuesday,March 5.
A homeless man wascamped out in the stairwell of a property onthe 100 block of North El Camino Real before1:58 p.m. Tuesday,March 5.
. A woman reported her red adult tricyclewas stolen on the 500 block of El Camino Realbefore 12:04 p.m. on Friday,March 1.
Driving with a suspended license.
A personwas cited for driving with a suspended licenseon the 100 block of Airport Boulevard before11:38 a.m. on Friday,March 1.
. A window of a car was smashedand two laptops were stolen on the 1500 block of Bayshore Highway before 9:04 p.m. onThursday,Feb. 28.
Are you sure they are friends?
Someone was in a vehicle with friendsand said her wallet fell to the ﬂoor of thevehicle and,when it was returned,it wasmissing $700 on the 100 block of SanFelipe Avenue in San Bruno before 1:23p.m. Thursday,March 7.
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
While farms no longer make many localheadlines,agriculture is quite important to SanMateo County’s history.Today,less than 1 percent of the workers inSan Mateo County are in agriculture,accord-ing to the 2010 U.S. Census. But,according tothe 1880 U.S. Census,960 individuals of the8,700 living in San Mateo County owned orleased their own farms. Next week,the SanMateo County History Museum will unveil itsnewest changing exhibit,“Plowing Ahead:Historic Peninsula Farming,”focusing on theimportance of agriculture locally.“San Mateo County was the original breadbasket for San Francisco,”said Mitch Postel,San Mateo County Historical Associationpresident.The two-room exhibit,which will be on dis-play for 18 months,includes some pieces thatwill be on display for the ﬁrst time. Whilethere are opportunities for people to get ahands-on feel for things like creating a knot orchurning butter,visitors will also get to seeﬁrst-hand two types of Knapp Side-Hill Plows,which were developed in Half Moon Bay,andhorse-drawn farm equipment fromRunnymede Farm in Woodside that has beenmeticulously restored by architect AdolphRosekrans,then donated to the museum.Curator Dana Neitzel explained how manyof these pieces were new inventions created inSan Mateo County. The Knapp Side-HillPlows,for example,were created because R.I.Knapp found himself often repairing plowswhich weren’t made to easily go back andforth on a hillside. With many hillside farmslocally,his design allowed for the plow to havestronger,steel pieces and work on a hillside,which created a family business,Neitzel said.Equipment on display showcases tools usedin a variety of types of farming — from dairyand grain to grapes and potatoes. In the secondroom,a collection of lithographs of Peninsulafarms by Grafton Tayler Brown,the ﬁrst black artist in California,in the late 1800s give anidea of what was grown and from where thefamilies originally came. Few farmers of thattime were actually from the area. Many hadtraveled west or even emigrated from othercountries.Most of the images were created in 1878 forthe book “Moore & De Pue’s IllustratedHistory of San Mateo County.”Twenty-two of these pieces will be on display along withanother six lithographs drawn by artists JosephBritton and Jacques Rey for the same book.
The San Mateo County History Museum,2200 Broadway in Redwood City,is open 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults,$3 for seniors and students,free for members and children 5 and under. For more information visit www.histo-rysmc.org or call 299-0104.
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Exhibitexplores county’s history of farming