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.