Friday, January 27, 2012

Monterey Ice Delivery, 1932

Lysle Yeager, Bert McCuiston, and Byron ? with their ice delivery truck at the Monterey City Fair in 1932. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James 1990 Jazz Festival

Etta James on the main stage at the 1990 Monterey Jazz Festival. Born Jamesetta Hawkins in 1938, the singer who was nicknamed Miss Peaches crossed genres, from blues and rhythm and blues to rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. James's singnature song, "At Last," was released in 1961, but is still a romantic favorite. James died on Friday, January 20, she was 73. (Monterey County Herald)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mahalia Jackson, 1963

Mahalia Jackson performs at the first Monterey Folk Festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds on May 17, 1963. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Carmel Hill, 1959

Looking south on the Highway One construction in 1959 over Carmel Hill from the present day Soledad Drive and Munras Road area. During the highway construction residents of the Monterey Peninsula were outraged over the excessive tree removal to make way for the roadway. It was estimated that twice as many trees were removed than the original plans had called for. (Monterey County Herald Archives)