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Matters Historical: Memories of the Peninsula’s great horse farms

Published Wednesday March 8


Photo: Mercurynews

Especially in the nineteen th century, the Peninsula was a horsy place. Consider stock breeder William Corbitt, believed to have been among the earliest residents of Burlingame. In the 1870s, Corbitt acquired a spread of 440 acres, encompassing everything from the Country Road to the edge of the Bay.

There he built a state-of-the-art stock farm. Barns and stables were approximately where Burlingame High School stands today. For a time, the place won acclaim as the largest breeding farm in the area. Corbitt shipped his best stock to Brand new N.Y. for horse shows. They usually came home with top awards.

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