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)