Alice Barnes promotes Sweeney RidgeBy John Horgan
Alice Barnes said she was a bit perplexed. The San Bruno resident said she was perusing a book devoted to Daly City history and found a curious passage relating to Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola.
The tome indicated that Portola first saw the wide expanse of San Francisco Bay from the heights of San Bruno Mountain.
Barnes, like most of us, has long believed that the intrepid Spaniard and his entourage had gazed upon the Bay's waters from a spot now known as Sweeney Ridge, located several miles to the south of San Bruno Mountain between San Bruno and Pacifica.
All available information indicates that Sweeney Ridge is indeed the historical location of Portola's find. At least that's what the experts tell us. We'll stick with Sweeney Ridge.
Copyright ©2004 San Mateo County Times. Published 07/27/2004.