Friday, May 30, 2014

Laguna Seca Raceway, 1966

Jim Hall (66) in a Chaparral 2E gets the jump from the pole position and is followed by Phil Hill (65) in a Chaparral 2E, Dan Gurney (30) in a Lola T70, Bruce McLaren (4) in a McLaren during the first heat of the Monterey Grand Prix on October 16, 1966 at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey.  (Photo: Monterey Herald)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Barry Goldwater in Monterey, May 26, 1964

Arizona Sentaor Barry Goldwater speaks to approximately 2,500 people at Colton Hall in Monterey on Tuesday May 26, 1964 during his race in Tuesday's California presidential primary seeking the nomination for the Republican party.  (Monterey Herald Archives)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fourth of July, 1946

1946 Fourth of July Parade in Monterey that was described as the biggest local parade ever.  Fort Ord troops from ships anchored in the bay attend the parade and the centennial flag raising.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Wrecked Fleet, 1953

People watch as the salvage effort starts on seven ships that were anchored at the Monterey Harbor and blown ashore by a sixty-mph northeast gale on Monday, February 23, 1953.  A half million dollars in damage was reported.  (Monterey Herald Archives)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Albee Rolligon, 1958

William Albee testing his low pressure tire creation in Seaside in 1958.   On a fishing trip to Alaska in 1950, Mr. William Albee of California observed a group of Eskimo preparing to remove a heavy wooden boat fro the artic waters. Albee wondered how the small, heavily clad men would manage the boat up the muddy bank. The Eskimos produced and inflated several air tight seal skins on which they rolled the boat out of the water and up the bank. Thus was born the concept of the Rolligon low pressure Air Bag tires. With this idea in mind, Mr. Albee returned to California and began developing the first low pressure off road tire.