Friday, November 29, 2013

Artist Emile Norman, Big Sur, 1963

Artist Emile Norman at his home in Big Sur in 1963.  From 1946, Norman lived and worked at his studio-home in Big Sur on Pfeiffer Ridge with his partner Brooks Clement, until Clement's death in 1973 from cancer.  Norman often used an innovative technique bringing together his own mixture of epoxy-resin, crushed glass, plastic, or wood creating an effect not dissimilar to cloisonne or stained glass.  Norman died September 24, 2009 in Monterey at age 91.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sen. John F. Kennedy, May 1960

Senator John F. Kennedy with his wife Jaqueline in Monterey on May 29, 1960.  Senator Kennedy's three-day stay to the Monterey Peninsula enabled him to rest up after the rigors of pre-convention campaigning and celebrate his 43rd birthday.  Kennedy played golf at Cypress Point Club and stayed at the lodge in Pebble Beach. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Operation Surfboard, March 1955

A loading boom is eased through the surf by a bulldozer as members of the 38th RCT make their beach landing in San Simeon with over 5,000 U.S. Navy and U.S. Army personnel during Operation Surfboard on March 21, 1995.  (Peter Breinig/The Herald)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cannery Row fire, circa 1969

From a vantage point of Wave Street, people watch one of the many suspicious Cannery Row fires in Monterey circa 1969. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Carmel Beach surfers, 1974

Three guys out for a surf at Carmel Beach in 1974 wearing wetsuits of various designs.  One thing for sure the surfer in the middle of this group is going to be cold wearing only a vest.  All three carrying single-fin boards with no leashes.  The surfer on the left is intent on checking the best place in the lineup to paddle out.  The photo was taken in June, which means this group was about to surf waves from a wind-swell, which is common for Carmel Beach in the summer.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cooper-Molera Restoration, 1979

Restoration begins of the Cooper-Molera Adobe on August 25, 1979.  Former State Sen. Fred Farr of Carmel scooped a shovel of old adobe with (from left) Riley Elkins, Abelardo Cooper, Martha Cooper Lang, Susie Lang Powers, Milton Frinke, Fred Farr and Charles Page.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Picnic lunch at Big Sur State Park, 1971

Enjoying a picnic lunch are on the near side of the table are Vivian and Arvella Campbell and Mrs. Salvatore Palma, on the far side Connie Palma, Salvatore Palma and Mrs. Enid Campbell, all of Monterey at Big Sur State Park on September 5, 1971.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Big Sur Folk Festival, Sept. 13, 1969

The Big Sur Folk Festival featuring a set on Sept. 13, 1969 beginning with "wooden" acoustical and ending with a full electric blast, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (David, Steve, Graham and Neil), joined by drummer Dallis Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves, were one of the smash hits of the festival weekend. Crosby (left) and Stills are in the foreground. (Mike Costello/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ward's Natural Science Establishment, 1960

Charlotte Sprague employee of Ward's Natural Science Establishment in Monterey circa 1960.  Started by Henry Augustus Ward, for over a 150 years Ward's Science provides innovative science supplies and services for teachers in all science disciplines across grades K‐14. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Maestro Sandor Salgo, August, 1969

Maestro Sandor Salgo working with the Bach Festival orchestra on August 15, 1969.  Salgo was asked to conduct the Israeli symphony but politely declined saying, "I came here to be an American." From 1949-1973 Sandor Salgo taught and conducted the music and opera programs at Stanford University. Sandor and Priscilla Salgo began directing the Carmel Bach festival in 1956 and turned it into an internationally acclaimed festival. When he was in his nineties, Mr. Salgo wrote the book Thomas Jefferson: Musician and Violinist about the musical life of Thomas Jefferson. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, August 23, 2013

MPC student protest, May 6, 1970

Monterey Peninsula College student body Prime Minister Ken Danley speaks at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey on May 6, 1970.  350 students marched from campus to the Custom House Plaza to protest the deaths of the Kent State students and U.S. military involvement in Cambodia.  (Ben Lyon/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fishing fleet grounded, Feb. 23, 1953

The Monterey fishing fleet that was anchored north of Monterey Wharf No. 2 were ripped off their anchorage and blown ashore by a sixty-mph northeast gale on Monday, February 23, 1953.  A half million dollars in damage was reported.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cesar Chavez, Salinas Valley, 1970

United Farm Workers (UFW) president Cesar Chavez shows his support for Salinas Valley farm workers with a rally in a Salinas Valley lettuce field.  In the early 1970s, the UFW organized strikes and boycotts—including the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history—to protest for, and later win, higher wages for those farm workers who were working for grape and lettuce growers. The union also won passage of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which gave collective bargaining rights to farm workers  (Photo: Monterey County Herald Archive), 1970

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hitchhiking in Big Sur, 1971

The hitchhiking movement reaches its peak around 1971 especially during the summer in Big Sur.  As reported by the Monterey Herald, Big Sur became a Mecca for young travelers who were looking for a ride north or south in the state or just starting a backpacking trip in the Big Sur backcountry.  Three young women hitchhiking on Highway 1 in Big Sur on September 5, 1971.  (Monterey County Herald Archives) 

Friday, June 21, 2013

MPC FM radio bebefit, 1970

Monterey Peninsula College student Alena Coogan presents a bare "canvas" for the first strategic brush stroke, which quickly expands into a sunburst as music to paint by becomes music to dance by on October 7, 1970.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

The local rock group Transatlantic Train performs in the ampphitheater at Monterey Peninsula College on October 6, 1970 to focus attention on a project to install a FM radio station at the college.  The benefit was hoping to raise $10,000.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Bob Beccli, organist in the local group Transatlantic Train, perform at Monterey Peninsula College on October 6, 1970 to focus attention on a project to install a FM radio station at the college.  The benefit was hoping to raise $10,000.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Boeing 747 in Monterey, 1970

People watch as a Pan Am Boeing 747 cruises past the Monterey Peninsula Airport in December of 1970.   The Boeing 747 was introduced to commercial flight in January of 1970.  The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world's most recognizable aircraft and was the first wide-body ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the original version of the 747 was two and a half times the size of the Boeing 707.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1964

Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower greets people at the Monterey Airport during a visit to the Monterey Peninsula for some golf in August of 1964. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mayor Clint Eastwood, April 1986

Carmel mayor candidate Clint Eastwood holds a press conference on Election Day at the La Playa Hotel in Carmel on April 8, 1986.  Eastwood won the election over the incumbent mayor, Charlotte Townsend, who was then approaching the end of her second term.  (Robert Fish/Monterey County Herald)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ethel Kennedy in Salinas, 1970

Dolores Huerta and Ethel Kennedy (center) at the Monterey County jail in Salinas for Kennedy's visit to UFW president Cesar Chavez who was in jail for a strike he ordered against the Bud Antle Inc. (Photo: Monterey County Herald) 12/7/70

Friday, May 17, 2013

Videomaster Machine, 1970

Thomas McCullough, manager of the Dean Witter & Co. in the Del Monte Center in Monterey with their new Videomaster display, designed to display stock and commodities prices electronically over phone lines in 1970.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fort Ord basic training, 1969

Young men line up in formation after getting their heads shaved during the initial stages of basic training at Fort Ord in June of 1969.  In 1947, Fort Ord became the home of the 4th Replacement Training Center. During the 1950s and 1960s, Fort Ord was a staging area for units departing for war, and at one time had 50,000 troops on the installation.  The post continued as a center for instruction of basic and advanced infantrymen until 1976, when the training area was deactivated and Fort Ord again became the home of the 7th Infantry Division.  (Monterey County Herald archives)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Doris Day & Rock Hudson, 1985

Doris Day and Rock Hudson appear in Pebble Beach on July 15, 1985 to promote Day's new television show "Doris Day's Friends".  It would be the last public appearance by Hudson who would die on October 2, 1985 from AIDS related complications.  (Orville Myers/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jamesburg Earth Station, 1969

Dedication ceremony in 1969 at the Jamesburg Earth Station.  The facility went into service in 1969, just in time to carry the Moon landing live to the world. COMSAT owned and operated this high-capacity earth station, and provided all forms of overseas communications via satellite between the U.S. and points all around the Pacific Rim. The antenna, taller than a 10-story building, is located in the Upper Carmel Valley near Cachagua.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Henneken Ranch, 1922

A Henneken family member feeds a fawn on Henneken Ranch (Fort Ord) on June 22, 1922 with cavalry soldiers in the background breaking camp.  Kaspar Henneken, patriarch of the family, was a Civil War veteran who made a homestead claim around 1887 but was ultimately denied the claim after David Jacks proved ownership of the City Lands tracts in 1901.  David Jacks was a powerful attorney and landowner in the Monterey area who also operated various dairying operations - creating the popular variety Jack cheese.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pop Fest prep, June 15, 1967

Roger Murray of Ben Lomond, hand to head, seems to have run into trouble on Thursday, June 15, 1967 attempting to set up a screen for the light shows he will give at the fairgrounds during the first International Monterey Pop Festival.  His equipment and sundry passengers are carried in the psychedelic bus, which also serves as a perch for sidewalk superintendents.  Murray and his troupe were in the vanguard of thousands of colorful visitors expected for the festival.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 5, 2013

1964 Flood

Looking south over the Salinas River as it floods its banks on December 22, 1964.  The six days from December 19–24, 1964 were the wettest ever recorded at many stations on the California Coast. Every major stream in the Northern California produced new high values of extreme peak flows. 34 California counties were declared disaster areas.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

CHOMP Groundbreaking, circa 1959

Admiral Raymond Spruance (seated), Dr. Arnold Manor, Samuel FB Morse, administrator Tom Tonkin, Carl Daniels and William F. House at a ground breaking ceremony for construction of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, circa 1959. The hospital was originally a 30-bed general hospital named Peninsula Community Hospital. In the 1950s, descendants of telegraph inventor Samuel F.B. Morse donated 22 acres to the hospital for expansion. In 1961, the hospital received its current name. On June 28, 1962, a new building opened adjacent to the town of Pebble Beach, designed by architect Edward Durell Stone.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fort Ord gun range, 1965

Fort Ord gun range circa 1965.  Fort Ord was a U.S. Army post on Monterey Bay. It was established in 1917 as a maneuver area and field artillery target range and was closed in September 1994. Fort Ord was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post, because of its proximity to the beach and California weather. The 7th Infantry Division was its main resident for many years.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 1, 2013

1955 Crosby Tournament

Looking from the 6th hole area of the Pebble Beach Golf Links at the large galleries surrounding the 17th green with the 18th hole in the background as well as The Lodge at Pebble Beach during the 1955 Crosby Pro Am. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, February 22, 2013

First "meter maid" in PG, 1975

Donna Griggs is on the job on October 1, 1975 as Pacific Grove's first "meter maid."  Her employment last month made possible by the realease of a sworn officer for other duties.  The brown slacks are part of the uniform, but the coat is her own.  A hat is on order, as is a new motor scooter.  There are no parking meters in Pacific Grove, but enforcement is needed of time limits downtown and in several other areas. (Robert Fish/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Watts kids at Camp Roberts, 1967

Faces full of anticipation on August 22, 1967, these youngsters just got off the bus at Camp Roberts prepared for their first two weeks away from home.  They are among 2,400 children from Watts, 6 to 18 who are participating in the nation's first work, play and study program sponsored by the Office of Economic Opportunity and the Central Labor Council of Los Angeles.  The Children are Mayme Price, 8 and Joalita Price, 7, at right, who have eight brothers and sisters at the unique camp.  (Fred Sorri/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Well rescue, Dec. 15, 1980

Christopher Porter, 15 mos. is brought to the surface by rescuers after being rescued from 22 feet down a well in his Del Rey Oaks backyard on December 15, 1980.  The young boy suffered only minor injuries after the 6-hour ordeal.  Monterey fireman Ray La Fontaine along with Granite Construction Co. workers Michael Mellow and Harold Clark were credited with digging the boy to safety.  Local Dr. Ronald Branson examined Christopher at his parents Chantal and Jeffrey Porter home on Carlton Drive in Del Rey Oaks.  (Russ Cain/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Patania Eviction, 1966

Lucy and Sebastian Patania occupy their home in defiance of a court order to vacate.  A bulldozer smashed down the Sebastian Patania residence at 192 Oliver Street in Monterey on February 3, 1966. The residence that Sebastian and Lucy Patania occupied for over forty-years was demolished as part of the Monterey Urban Renewal Project.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)