Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kenneth Melville, 1981


Kenneth Melville, aka, Blanco Diablo in his cabin in the Willow Creek area of Big Sur on April 12, 1981. Melville worked a gold mine for over 50 years in the area and was at odds with the U.S. Forest Service who wanted to have his cabin and other surrounding structures razed. (Robert Fish/Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bones discovery, 1962



Jack Johnson from Oakland, examines bones found in a cave near Willow Creek in southern Monterey County on August 26, 1962. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Grover Krantz, University of California at Berkeley anthropologist, examines a skull found in a cave near Willow Creek in southern Monterey County on August 26, 1962. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, June 4, 2010


Phil Harris, the jokester who was a mainstay at the Crosby, chats with the media during the 1966 Crosby Pro-Am. (Photo: Monterey County Herald)