Friday, March 29, 2013

Monterey Sardines, circa 1957

Fishermen unload their catch of sardines on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey circa 1957.  In the mid-20th century, the sardine fishery off the Monterey coast seemed bottomless, resulting in a network of canneries along the waterfront on Cannery Row. At their peak, they processed millions of pounds of fish each year while providing jobs to thousands. In the 1940s, the Pacific coast sardine catch accounted for around 25% of the total seafood catch in the U.S..  Sardines started to decline by the mid-1940s.  The current thinking is that a combination of over-fishing, pollution, and the natural cycle of the sardine contributed to the rapid decline in the late 1940s.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

CHOMP Groundbreaking, circa 1959

Admiral Raymond Spruance (seated), Dr. Arnold Manor, Samuel FB Morse, administrator Tom Tonkin, Carl Daniels and William F. House at a ground breaking ceremony for construction of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, circa 1959. The hospital was originally a 30-bed general hospital named Peninsula Community Hospital. In the 1950s, descendants of telegraph inventor Samuel F.B. Morse donated 22 acres to the hospital for expansion. In 1961, the hospital received its current name. On June 28, 1962, a new building opened adjacent to the town of Pebble Beach, designed by architect Edward Durell Stone.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fort Ord gun range, 1965

Fort Ord gun range circa 1965.  Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay. It was established in 1917 as a maneuver area and field artillery target range and was closed in September 1994. Fort Ord was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post, because of its proximity to the beach and California weather. The 7th Infantry Division was its main resident for many years.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 1, 2013

1955 Crosby Tournament

Looking from the 6th hole area of the Pebble Beach Golf Links at the large galleries surrounding the 17th green with the 18th hole in the background as well as The Lodge at Pebble Beach during the 1955 Crosby Pro Am. (Monterey County Herald Archives)