Friday, December 21, 2012

Knights of Columbus, 1959

A mass service at the Carmel Mission for the Knights of Columbus on August 30, 1959.  The Monterey Council #1465 of The Knights of Columbus was formed on February 6, 1910 and is among the oldest councils in California. Its members come from all walks of life, ages, ethnicities, political affiliations and professions, but all are practicing Catholic men of strong moral character. Members are parishioners of San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey, St. Angela Merici Church in Pacific Grove, St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey and other local Catholic parishes of the Monterey Diocese. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Monday, December 17, 2012

P.G. swim meet, 1959

Participants get ready for the annual Fourth of July swim meet at the Lovers Point pool in Pacific Grove on July 4, 1959.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Crosby Pro-Am, 1965

Looking back on the Crosby Pro-Am. Arnold Palmer moving some rocks to improve his shot during the 1965 tournament. Clint Eastwood photographed in 1971 with an umbrella for a ad campaign on Crosby weather. And Jack Nicklaus teeing off on the famous seventh hole at Pebble Beach during the 1968 tournament.

Spyglass Golf Course, 1966

Chairman Samuel F. B. Morse of Del Monte Properties Co. gets ready to drive the first ball off the first tee at Spyglass Golf Course on March 11, 1966 as the new layout at Pebble Beach was opened for play.  Watching are A.G. Michaud, president of the company, and Robert Trent Jones, right, who designed the spectacular course.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Angels, 1958

The "Monterey Christmas Angles" get installed on November 17, 1958 at West Pearl and Alvarado St. in Monterey.  The angels have been decorating the Monterey streets since 1956 and were designed and made by artist Erica Franke.   (Monterey Herald Archives)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Law Day Ceremony, 1964

A youthful, but well-trained crew, fires another round in the 21-gun salute, a noisy highlight of the law day ceremonies on April 30, 1964 at Colton Hall.  Gunners are, from left in matching shirts Mark, David and Phillip Hughes, and Greg Niebel, all of Monterey.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

MPC football practice, 1965

Chris Smith, David Phillips, Mark Smith and Jeff Phillips play on the Monterey Peninsula College football field while their fathers were busy coaching the MPC team on Sept. 9, 1965.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Carmel Car Crash, Jan. 1964

A spectacular fire followed a collision of two autos at the intersection of 6th and Junipero avenues in Carmel on January 23, 1964.  Cars were driven by Joseph Michalski of Salinas and Mary Jeanne Trosky of Carmel.  The crash ruptured the gas tank of the Trosky car.  The fire came when a warning flare was lighted to alert traffic.  Firemen extinguished the blaze with only moderate damage to each car.  Mrs. Trosky was able to leap to safety from the car carrying her 18-month-old son Jamie.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Del Monte Center, July, 1964

Monterey Planning Director Richard M. Garrod (left) and A.G. Michaud, vice president of the Draper Companies, inspect a model of a building on July 17, 1964 that will occupy a spot in the Del Monte shopping center's "fashion cluster."  They stand on almost the exact spot the structure will occupy on the center site, east of Highway 1 near Soledad Drive.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monterey Library, 1959

Twins Pam and Pat Ostrom try on a couple of paper hats made from book jackets which were worn by children at the Monterey Public Library's party on August 28, 1959 for members of the summer reading group.  The 90 youngsters at the party, who did a prodigious amount of reading over the summer, enjoyed games, stories, a movie, ice cream and balloons.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Spreckels Sugar, 1977

Steam rises during sugar production at the main factory of the Spreckels Sugar Company on April 20, 1977.   The main factory operated for 95 years before being demolished 1992 after suffering major damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Dennis the Menace train, Jan. 25, 1956

Members of the 84th engineer battalion from Fort Ord, pose with Southern Pacific's "old 1285" engine as they prepare to move it to Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey on Wednesday,  January 25, 1956.  (Photo: Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Monterey Grand Prix, 1963

#20 Frank Gardner, #22 Harry Heuer spin out in turn 11 as #91 A.J. Foyt takes the lead during The Monterey Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey on October 20, 1963.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Conference Center Construction, 1975

Construction in Monterey of the Monterey Conference Center on March 26, 1975.  The opening of the Monterey Conference Center occurred on April 30, 1977.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Senate candidate Jerry Brown, 1982

U.S. Senate candidate for California Jerry Brown, talks with Ansel Adams during a campaign stop in Carmel on October 29, 1982. Brown lost the election to Pete Wilson.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vietnam War Protest, March, 1972

Two young boys (foreground) on Schwinn stingray bikes watch as hundreds of people march from Custom House Plaza in Monterey to the fence line of the Presidio of Monterey protesting America’s involvement in the Vietnam War in March of 1972.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pierre Salinger in Monterey 1964

Pierre Salinger in Monterey in 1964.  Following his service in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Salinger returned to California and ran for the Senate. He defeated then California State Controller Alan Cranston in a contentious Democratic Primary. Governor of California Pat Brown, who had supported Cranston in the Primary, appointed Salinger a Democratic United States Senator to fill the vacancy resulting from the July 30, 1964 death of retiring Senator Clair Engle; he took office on August 4, 1964. In his bid for a full six-year term in the 1964 election, he was defeated by former actor George Murphy following a campaign in which Salinger's only recent return to his native state became an issue, his legal residency even being challenged in court.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Whale bones found, 1964

Richard Pollnac (left) a U.S. Army enlisted soldier based at Fort Ord looks over some of the fossils he found at Fort Hunter Liggett in May 1964 with Monterey Peninsula College geologist Milton Bristow. The bones of a pre-historic whale were estimated to be over 30 million years old.  The species of whale was named "pollnac cetacean.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Monterey Pop Festival, June 18, 1967

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend smashes his guitar at the end of their performance of "My Generation", the audience were stunned as Townshend began smashing his guitar, amid smoke bombs and frightened concert staff rushing onstage to scurry expensive microphones to safety. The Who, after winning a coin toss, performed before Jimi Hendrix, as Townshend and Hendrix each refused to go on after the other - both having planned an instrument-demolishing conclusion to their respective sets.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ronald Reagan, Sept. 22, 1964

Paul McKinstry, Peninsula Republican leader, Karl von Christierson, Monterey County GOP central committee chairman and Greene Erskine, greets film actor Ronald Reagan as he arrives at the Asilomar Conference Center to deliver a speech to the Monterey Bay Republicans Women's Club on Tuesday, September 22, 1964.  (Monterey Herald Archives)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

John Steinbeck, 1960

John Steinbeck on location near Cypress Point in Pebble Beach for the filming "Flight" in 1960.  The movie "Flight" was based on one of Steinbeck's short stories and had a cast of Efraim Ramirez, Esther Cortez, Maria Gonzales, Andrew Cortez.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tom Watson 1982 U.S. Open

Tom Watson is jubilant after sinking a birdie two on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach to take the lead over Jack Nicklaus in the final round of the U.S. Open Championship on Sunday, June 20, 1982.  The birdie put Watson five under with a one stroke lead and one hole to play.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lightning Storm, Oct. 1987

A rare lightning storm lights up the sky over the Monterey harbor in October of 1987.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, May 18, 2012

King Juan Carlos visit, Oct. 1987

King Juan Carlos of Spain (left) greets people at a reception at the Monterey Conference Center during his visit to Monterey on October 6, 1987.  (Alan McEwen/Monterey County Herald)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ronald Reagan, 1976

Ronald Reagan arrives at the Monterey Airport with Jimmy Stewart on June 27, 1976 during his Presidential campaign   (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Baez Folk Festival, Oct. 3, 1970

Joan Baez (center) leads a "million dollars worth of talent" in "You Aint Going Nowhere" on stage at the Monterey Fairgrounds on October 3, 1970 during the Joan Baez Big Sur Folk Festival.   At right are members of the Beach Boys, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson and Bruce Johnston.  At left are Country Joe McDonald and John Phillips.  To Baez' left is singer Merry Clayton.   (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 27, 2012

La Playa Hotel, 1964

The La Playa Hotel in Carmel, May 2, 1964.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Grove Theater 1953

Long lines wrap around the Grove Theater in Pacific Grove on Lighthouse Avenue for the opening of “The Farmer Takes a Wife” starring Betty Grable and Dale Robertson in July of 1953. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Veterans Day Parade, 1958

Troops from Fort Ord march down Lighthouse Ave. in Monterey with a backdrop of fishing boats and Naval ships during the Veterans Day Parade in November of 1958. (Monterey County Herald Archive)

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)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Monterey Ice Delivery, 1932

Lysle Yeager, Bert McCuiston, and Byron ? with their ice delivery truck at the Monterey City Fair in 1932. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James 1990 Jazz Festival

Etta James on the main stage at the 1990 Monterey Jazz Festival. Born Jamesetta Hawkins in 1938, the singer who was nicknamed Miss Peaches crossed genres, from blues and rhythm and blues to rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. James's singnature song, "At Last," was released in 1961, but is still a romantic favorite. James died on Friday, January 20, she was 73. (Monterey County Herald)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mahalia Jackson, 1963

Mahalia Jackson performs at the first Monterey Folk Festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds on May 17, 1963. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Carmel Hill, 1959

Looking south on the Highway One construction in 1959 over Carmel Hill from the present day Soledad Drive and Munras Road area. During the highway construction residents of the Monterey Peninsula were outraged over the excessive tree removal to make way for the roadway. It was estimated that twice as many trees were removed than the original plans had called for. (Monterey County Herald Archives)