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Pacifica's History

Pacifica has a colorful history that dates back to early American Indian society, Spanish exploration and the heyday of railroads. More recently, the City of Pacifica looks back on 50 years of incorporation as it celebrates its golden anniversary on November 22, 2007.

The following links are to organizations striving to preserve Pacifica's diverse heritage:

Pacifica Historical Society - The society preserves, enjoys and spreads the word about Pacifica's past. Members clip and file old newspaper articles, organize interviews with longtime residents, do research to locate and assist in protecting local historical buildings and sites, answer requests for historical information and expand the collective knowledge of all that has made Pacifica what it is today.

The Little Brown Church - A special committee of the Pacifica Historical Society is working to restore the the historic Little Brown Church at its present location. In the near past, the church was the Pacifica Police Department headquarters. The church building has been vacated and the fundraising work for its restoration has accelerated.

Ocean Shore Railroad Car #1409 - Follow the progress of the reconstruction and restoration of Ocean Shore Railroad Car #1409 - peruse this site for news and great photos of this historic project.