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History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
– Thomas Carlyle

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Gateway to the Peninsula

Read the official history of Daly City, Gateway to the Peninsula, online.

Little Boxes by Rob Keil

Visit author Rob Keil's website on the history of that classic mid-century suburb, Westlake.

Other Resources

The Daly City Public Library has a small collection of local history materials available for in-library use at the Serramonte Main Branch.

The local paper, the Daly City Record, is also available from 1910-2004 on microfilm at the Serramonte Main Branch.


Southern Pacific Rail Road delivering rails for the new BART line at John Daly Blvd. May 1971
photo courtesy of Frank Maffei