Thursday, May 21, 2009

Laguna Seca Raceway, 1969

Continental Championship race victor Sam Posey, in the winners circle on Sunday, May 4, 1969 following his winning ride in an Eagle-Chevy. Posey took home a check for $4,850 for winning the race at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey (Herald Archives)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Col. Allen Griffin, 1970

Colonel Robert Allen Griffin (1893 - 1981) and his wife, Hester Hyde Hately Griffin, former owners of the Monterey Peninsula Herald, in their landscaped garden in Pebble Beach in 1970. Col Griffin, commanded Company F, 364th Infantry Division, during World War I. He rejoined the Army during World War II and participated in the war in Normandy, Brittany and Belgium. (Monterey Herald Archives)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Jolly Rogue Fire, June 27, 1976

The Jolly Rogue restaurant fire on Sunday, June 27, 1976. 200 patrons and staff escaped injury from the fast moving fire that was reported at approximately 7:40 p.m. When the first engines \arrived on scene smoke and flames were pouring from the roof. Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove and Carmel Valley fire departments responded to the entrance of Monterey Wharf No. 2 Businesses also suffering damage were the Monterey Harbor Masters Office, Monterey Yacht Center, San Martin Wine Tasting Room and the Harvey Kilpatrick Insurance Company. Fire investigators first estimates were $500,000 in damages.