Thursday, October 30, 2014

Environmental Protest, 1974

A group protesting the removal of pine trees at David Ave. and Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove on Feb. 19, 1974.  Protesters were claiming that this grove of pine trees was one of the few undisturbed groves remaining in Pacific Grove.   (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Native American bones found, 1962

Jack Johnson from Oakland, examines human bones found in a cave near Willow Creek in southern Monterey County on August 26, 1962.  A local university archaeologist determined the bones to be from native Amercians and hundreds of years old.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

UCSC site dedication, April 1964

The site for the $275 million university was dedicated on Friday, April 17, 1964.  Governor Edmund G. Brown told some 2,000 persons attending the ceremony “the University of California Santa Cruz campus may provide the model to universities of the 21st century.  Gov. Brown described the 2,000-acre campus overlooking the Monterey Bay as one of the most magnificent anywhere in the world.  The first 500 students are scheduled to be admitted in the fall of the next year and enrollment of 27,500 is expected by 1990