Friday, March 30, 2012

Water Skiing, 1958

Angelo de Maria and Bill Clapper blow some damp notes to herald next month's water ski show of the Monterey Peninsula Water Ski Club and the Monterey Jazz Festival. They donned skin-diving suits and clutched baritone horns yesterday, Sept. 1, 1958 to pose for this shot east of Monterey Municipal Wharf No. 2. The show will be the same weekend as the Monterey Jazz Festival, Oct. 3-5, 1958. Both water skiers are qualified to toot these instruments on land or sea. De Maria has a small dance combo, while Clapper is a music teacher for the Monterey Public Schools. (Monterey Herald Archives)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Adams and Nelson, 1981

Ansel Adams and Gaylord Nelson in Carmel Highlands on September 19, 1981. Nelson was a politician from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor. A Democrat, he was the principal founder of Earth Day. This was Adams and Nelson first visit together. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Arnold Palmer, 1972 U.S. Open

Arnold Palmer reacts to a missed putt during the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Palmer would finish third behind Bruce Crampton and winner Jack Nicklaus. (Monterey County Herald)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Monarch Butterfly

Art Riley of Pacific Grove with a sign in 1955 illustrating the fine for harming Monarch Butterflies. (Monterey County Herald Archives)