Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Robinson Jeffers at Tor House in Carmel circa 1958. Robinson was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Most of Jeffers' poetry was written in classic narrative and epic form, but today he is also known for his short verse, and considered an icon of the environmental movement. Jeffers died in in Carmel on January 20, 1962. (Monterey County Herald archive)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tassajara Hot Springs suffered major damage from a 1,400 acre fire in September of 1949. The fire trapped sixty-two people at the resort, forty guests and 22 employees. The main structure at Tassaraja was destroyed. The fire started in a cottage and quickly moved to the adjacent forest. (Peter Breinig/Monterey Herald)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy rides the crest of a wave of outstretched hands at Monterey Airport on Sunday, March 24, 1968. Seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency, the younger brother of the late President John F, Kennedy and his entourage of almost 100 campaign advisers and reporters stopped over at Monterey Peninsula Airport on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles. The Highway patrol estimated the crowd at 8,000.