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)