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Dan Calic

Dan Calic

A product of Goodwin (JFK), Henry Ford, Roosevelt, Sequoia High and Canada College, Dan has deep Redwood City roots. He’s witnessed Redwood City transform from a sleepy peninsula town into a thriving high-tech hub. He loves to share the interesting history of the city known for “Climate Best by Government Test.” He also runs a Facebook page called “Mostly Boomers from Redwood City,” which is full of interesting local historical material.

Email
Portaltoourpast@gmail.com

Recent Work by Dan

Blog: The Port of Ravenswood?

Blog: The Port of Ravenswood?

Did you know Ravenswood was once a town with a port?
Blog: San Mateo County's First Church

Blog: San Mateo County's First Church

This is a story of what became two churches.
Blog: Sam McDonald Was Generosity Personified

Blog: Sam McDonald Was Generosity Personified

With a commanding 6 foot 4 inch presence, he was a gentle soul. His circle of friends among students and faculty was immense.
Blog: The Lost Town of Purissima

Blog: The Lost Town of Purissima

It's located roughly 4 miles south of Half Moon Bay.
Blog: The Oldest Catholic High School in San Mateo County

Blog: The Oldest Catholic High School in San Mateo County

San Mateo County is home to five Catholic high schools.
Blog: The Van’s Building Has its Own Story

Blog: The Van’s Building Has its Own Story

The Van's was an iconic Peninsula restaurant with a storied past for decades.
Blog: The Legacy of Al Terremere

Blog: The Legacy of Al Terremere

Al Terremere was an all-league standout athlete in baseball and football.
Blog: Watch For a Canine Ghost in Woodside

Blog: Watch For a Canine Ghost in Woodside

Blog: The Story of Roy Cloud

Blog: The Story of Roy Cloud

Roy Cloud was born in a place that doesn't exist anymore and helped shape much of the educational system as we know it.
Blog: The First Judge in San Mateo County

Blog: The First Judge in San Mateo County

The San Mateo County court system began to take shape in the late 1850s. It was no simple task.
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