Friday, December 17, 2010

Duke Ellington, 1965

Mary Stallings and Duke Ellington Friday night at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September of 1965.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bing Crosby Pro Am, 1966

Jack Nicklaus hits one from the beach at Pebble Beach during the final round of the 1966 Crosby Pro-Am. The tournament was won by Don Massengale. Jack Nicklaus tied for 24th. (Photo: Monterey County Herald, 1/23/66)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gallatin's Restaurant, 1948

Gallatin's Restaurant in Big Sur at the south end of the Bixby Creek Bridge in August of 1948. Sometimes called Rainbow Lodge or the Alligator’s tail due to the trail leading to the ocean, was the scene of a multiple murder where five laborers lost their life from a co-worker who shot them in their bedroom. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ansel Adams, 1973

Ansel Adams working in his darkroom at his studio in the Carmel Highlands in February of 1973. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Looking over Del Monte Blvd. and Casa Verde Elementary School in Monterey in September of 1965 that shows the old Norwalk gas station and what appears to be a fire burning on the Naval Post Graduate School campus. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Robinson Jeffers, circa 1958

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 Fire, 1949

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

Robert Kennedy, March 1968

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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

1968 Sand Castle Contest

Iriene Daily, Charloa Smith and Bruce Daily work on their sand creation "Sandy Mechanics" during the 7th annual Great Sand Castle Contest on Carmel Beach in October of 1968.

Friday, September 24, 2010

1967 Concourse d'Elegance

Virginia Stanton, hard working member of the Community Hospital Auxiliary came down from her stint at the Hospital to greet Bob Hope on the ramp, where he kept things humming while judges studied the winner's circle to pick the over all winner at the 1967 Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance. (Monterey Herald Archives)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mudslide, Feb. 1987

Vehicles get trapped in a mud slide on Highway One three miles south of Esalen on February 13, 1987. The major winter storm caused this section of roadway to be closed for weeks. (Robert Fisher/Monterey County Herald)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Holiday Inn construction, Jan. 7, 1969

The first floor of the four-story Holiday Inn of Amercia on Monterey's Del Monte Beach near the Seaside city line is almost completed. Expected to be open by the end of June, the motel is tobe made up of five staggered buildings, all connected, with a total of 196 units. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monterey Jazz, 1967

Dizzy Gillespie and Carmen McRae on the main stage Sunday night at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cannery Row Fire, 1978

A major fire on Cannery Row that originated at the Monterey Canning Company building on February 24, 1978, destroyed much of the building that included Sly McFly Bar and many other shops on what is now Steinbeck Plaza. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

USS Missouri, 1987

The USS Missouri sails into Monterey Bay on July 7, 1987 to participate in the U.S. Navy Fleet Week. (Orville Myers/The Herald)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cannery Row, 1954

Canneries on Cannery Row being dismantled on the south end where El Torito’s Restaurant is currently located. With the sardines slowly in decline in the mid-fifties this was the first sign that Cannery Row and the commercial fishing was in for a big change. Canneries that were canning squid were able to last longer as a viable business. The Hovden Cannery was one of the last canneries to exist on Cannery Row.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Carmel Valley Road, 1960

The widening of Carmel Valley Road from one lane to two, was completed at the mouth of the valley in 1960

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bones discovery, 1962

Jack Johnson from Oakland, examines bones found in a cave near Willow Creek in southern Monterey County on August 26, 1962. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Grover Krantz, University of California at Berkeley anthropologist, examines a skull found in a cave near Willow Creek in southern Monterey County on August 26, 1962. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Phil Harris, the jokester who was a mainstay at the Crosby, chats with the media during the 1966 Crosby Pro-Am. (Photo: Monterey County Herald)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fort Ord, 1957

U.S. Army personnel training with the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) at the ranges that were west of Highway One circa 1957. The M1918A2 BAR was used by the U.S. military from 1918-1960s.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ornette Coleman, 1967

Ornette Coleman at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival. Coleman was born March 9, 1930. A violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s

Friday, May 7, 2010

Presidio 1932

The Presidio was also used as a camp for the Civilian Military Training Corps. In this 1932 photo, the C.M.T.C. is drawn up in formation where the current classroom building of the Defense Language Institute are located.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spearfishing, 1965

These two men drove to the old Monterey Peninula Herald office located at Pacific Street and Jefferson Street in Monterey in 1965 to get photographed with their catch of halibut after a spearfishing trip in Monterey Bay. (Monterey Herald archives)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monterey Wharf, June 1966

A Monterey high school field trip on board a party boat in the Monterey harbor June of 1966

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dave Brubeck, Monterey Jazz Fest, 1966

Dave Brubeck with his quartet on the main stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Friday, September 16, 1966. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Monterey Pop meetings, May 1967

Monterey Mayor Minnie Coyle and John Phillips, co-producer of the Monterey Pop Festival, at the Pop Festival hearings at the Mark Thomas Inn in Monterey, May 15, 1967. Phillips delivered his proposal for the three day festival to be held at the Monterey Fairgrounds on June 16, 17, 18, 1967.
(Photo: © Monterey County Herald, May 15, 1967)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pico Blanco Scouts, 1960

Boy Scouts attend a knot tying demonstration at the Pico Blanco Scout Reservation in 1960. (Monterey Herald archives)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lake Nacimiento Dam, 1959

The Lake Nacimiento dam under construction in 1959. The construction of the earth fill dam was completed in 1961.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies, 1958

Monterey Girl Scout Troop 87 sells some Girl Scout cookies to a customer in 1958

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cannery Row, 1967

Women work the canneries packing squid on Cannery Row in Monterey in 1967.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Laguna Seca Races, 1958

Cars coming out of turn 9 at Laguna Seca Raceway during the second year of organized racing at the Laguna Seca Sports Car Races June 14-15, 1958. The race was won by Richie Ginther in a Ferrari TR. (Photo: Monterey County Herald)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Phillips and Adler, 1967

Monterey Pop Festival co-producers, Lou Adler and John Phillips, arrive at the Monterey airport on June 15, 1967 for the Monterey Pop Festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pebble Beach Equestrian, 1965

Riders participate in "drag runs" north from Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach to Asilomar Beach along Seventeen Mile Drive during the "Los Altos Hunt", featuring riders from the United States and Europe on Sunday, March 14, 1965. (Monterey Herald Archives)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Gus Arriola, 1960

Cartoonist Gus Arriola, whose long-running "Gordo" was one of the first syndicated comic strips to celebrate Hispanic culture. Arriola, who was born in Arizona but of Mexican-American descent, started drawing "Gordo" in 1941. His strip about a bean farmer-turned-tour guide who taught Americans about life south of the border ran for 44 years in as many as 270 newspapers. He retired in 1995

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fort Ord training, 1959

60mm mortar training at Fort Ord, circa 1959.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Boy Scouts, 1908

The Boy Scouts of America celebrates their 100th anniversary on Feb. 10, 2010. This photograph shows Boy Scot troop 90 drawn up in formation in front of the Custom House Plaza in 1908. Troop 90 lays claim to being the oldest chartered Boy Scout troop in America west of the Mississippi, and possibly the United States.