1925: From the Half Moon Bay Review
Princeton By The Sea
One of the most popular resorts on the Coastside of San Mateo County is the one goes by the aristocratic name of Princeton. Some folks say that it got its name from the Prince of Wales, but there is another story, which may be true, that in the family of the real estaters, who gave it the name, there was a canine called “Prince” and the resort was named after this poular dog.
The resort is most certainly a popular one and it deserves its popularity. There you have every seaside attraction you could wish for—a fine, clean and safe beach for bathing—a splendid wharf from which to dangle the tempting bait to catch the perch and crab–and a first class fleet of fishing vessels for those who want to venture out to the deep sea in search of salmon and rock cod.
There is no better or more bracing place in California–no place where you can work up a healthier appetite, and when you have that appetite, no place where you can satisfy it with the best of foods, splendidly cooked.
Chief among its hotels is the house and restaurant of John Patroni. Patron i House is widely known and very highly respected by its numerous patrons. One of the best recommendations of a seaside resort is that those who have patronised the place always come back for more and advise their friends to go there, and this can be said with truth of Patroni House.
No people know the Coastside resorts year in, year out, better than the folks who live on the Coastside and it can be said without fear of contradiction that the slanderous statements recently made by a propagandist in a San Francisco newspaper were a tissue of lies.
Princeton By The Sea has had a lot of populariety in past years, and we trust its popularity will continue and increase in the years to come.
On the same page:
Dry Agents Will Be Armed In
Future In Making Liquor Raids
Calling on the government to assist in arming San Francisco, dry forces to meet the shot guns and machine gun equipment of liquor smugglers. Col. Ned M. Green, recently appointed dry chief, has announced that each agent of the San Francisco force will be equipped wth a Springfield rifle and a .45 Colt automatic.