Friday, March 28, 2014

The Del Monte Express in Monterey, 1955

The Del Monte Express in Monterey circa 1955.  The Del Monte was a passenger train run by the Southern Pacific Railroad.  The train was formed in 1889 as the Del Monte Express. It began service to Pacific Grove in 1890. It ran until April 30, 1971, the day before Amtrak took over intercity passenger train service.  The route of the train was from San Francisco to Pacific Grove  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Monterey High basketball, 1967

A rare color photo of Monterey High's #23 Carl Drummond takes a shot during their game in Monterey against Soquel High on January 15, 1967.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cannery Row fire, 1967

A fire at the old Carmel Canning Co. on Cannery Row in Monterey on Sunday, December 24, 1967.  The vacant structure was destroyed in the suspected arsonist fire causing $250, 000 in damage (Monterey County Herald Archives)