Friday, July 17, 2015

Samuel F.B. Morse, 1969

Samuel F.B. Morse pictured here in his Pebble Beach home in February 1969 working on his watercolor paintings. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on July 19, 1885 in Newtonville, Mass.  He was the great nephew of the inventor and painter of the same name.  Morse is credited with founding Del Monte Properties and building the Del Monte Lodge.  He built the Pebble Beach Golf Links along with three other golf courses in Pebble Beach.  Morse who a short time later, died after this photo was taken on May 10, 1969.  (Photo: Monterey County Herald)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Morse Fire in Pebble Beach, May 1987

Firefighters from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey work on the "Morse Fire" as it begins to cross Los Altos Drive in Pebble Beach on May 31, 1987.  The Morse Fire in Pebble Beach consumned over thirty homes  (Orville Myers - Monterey Herald archives)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ornette Coleman, Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967

Ornette Coleman performs at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival.  Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, a term he invented with the name of an album.