Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nikita Khrushchev in Salinas 1959

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, traveling by train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, stopped in Salinas on Sunday, September 20, 1959. Accompanied by U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, the northbound train rolled in to the Salinas train station at 3:45 p.m. The six-minute stop failed to yield a glimpse of the Soviet Premier to the hundreds of people who gathered around W. Market Street.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Great White Shark, 1959

Eight-year-old Scott Lemon mugs for the camera as he looks over a ten-foot, five-hundred-pound great white shark that was caught by his father, Jerry Lemon, on August 24, 1959, from their party boat "Sea Otter" off Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmworker Protest, 1966

Unemployed farm workers protesting a work program established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. About twenty farmworkers marched carrying signs from downtown Salinas to the welfare office on Natividad Road. (Photo: Monterey County Herald, February 10, 1966)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Carlo the Clown, 1969

A Monterey Herald newspaper advertisement on December 8, 1969 for an appearance of "Carlo the Clown" at Holman's in Pacific Grove.  If you have any information on Carlo the Clown please contact Vern Fisher at 277-7132

Gold Mining in Monterey County, 1958

Gerald A. Doyle and James B. Pauley at the Los Burros mine in southern Monterey County in the Los Padres National Forest.  James B. Pauley and Gerald A. Doyle were prospecting the mine for gold on March 4, 1958. (Peter Breinig - Monterey Herald)