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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Real “Docs”

Historic Cannery Row

 
 
The Real “Docs” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
1. The Real “Docs” Marker
[Photograph credits; top] Photograph courtesy of the Monterey History & Art Association, [bottom left] Photograph courtesy of the Monterey History & Art Association, [bottom right] Photograph courtesy of the Monterey History & Art Association.
Inscription. Pictured at the right are scientists Frances Clark, W.I. Scofield, Richard Croker, M.J. Linar and J.B. Philips. Working out of Hopkins Marine Station, this group monitored the growing sardine industry by collecting samples from the canneries and keeping catch records of the local fishing fleet. Frances Clark was the first person to be awarded a doctorate in fish and game management. She ultimately headed all of the California Department of Fish and Game sardine programs.

California Department of Fish and Game biologist Julius “Julie” C. Philips, seen here with a giant squid from the Monterey Bay, came to the Monterey Peninsula in 1928 from the University of Washington School of Fisheries Management. Over the next 40 years, he authored or coauthored more than 75 scientific publications. Phillips made significant discoveries about several marine species, including sardines, anchovies and rockfishes.

Based on their research between 1919 and 1929, Monterey Fish and Game scientists (near right) declared on April 15, 1930, that unless the canneries slowed down and took smaller catches, the local sardine fishery would collapse. Beginning in 1935, numbered metal tags were inserted into selected sardines to monitor their movements and determine where and when the fish were caught.
 
Location.

The Real “Docs” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
2. The Real “Docs” Marker
36° 37.029′ N, 121° 54.081′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cannery Row and Bruce Aris Way (Irving Avenue). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Man, Two Worlds (here, next to this marker); A Day in the Canneries (here, next to this marker); The Spanish Community (a few steps from this marker); The Japanese Community (a few steps from this marker); Ed Ricketts’s Backyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Filipino Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Science (within shouting distance of this marker); John Steinbeck (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University. The Station was named after Timothy Hopkins, adopted son of Mrs. Mark Hopkins, and is the oldest marine lab on the west coast, third oldest in the country. (Submitted on May 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Bust of Kalisa Moore, Queen of Cannery Row image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
3. Bust of Kalisa Moore, Queen of Cannery Row
Kalisa's La Ida Cafe Entertainment and Dance 1957-2007 [This bust is located near The Real "Docs" marker.]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 354 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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