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By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
19th Century Sailing Ships Anchor Marker
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 19th Century Sailing Ship's Anchor
This anchor is from one of four 19th Century sailing ships wrecked off Stillwater Cove, and placed here by the Monterey History and Art Association in 1972. — Map (db m63426) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 400th Anniversary of the Naming of Monterey Bay by Gen. Sebastián Vizcaíno16 December 1602 – 16 December 2002
This date marks the 400th anniversary of the naming of Monterey Bay by Gen. Sebastián Vizcaíno, commissioned by Don Gaspár Zúñiga y Acevedo, Count of Monte Rey. Near this place, called Acasta and Hummukul by the Ohlone/Constanoan Esselen Nation, Fr. . . . — Map (db m68622) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — A Day in the CanneriesHistoric Cannery Row
A chorus of cannery whistles, each with its own unique call, summoned the Cannery Row workforce. Men and women in rubber boots and oilcloth aprons showed up to clean, cut, pack, cook and can sardines that were a major part of Monterey’s economy for . . . — Map (db m55104) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Alvarado Adobe
Built in the 1830’s by Juan Bautista Alvarado, first Monterey-born governor of California. Originally a three room adobe with a tule roof. — Map (db m63350) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — American Revolutionary War Historical Site1779-1783
The people of the Second Royal Spanish Presidio supported the American Colonies through their military preparedness and financial contributions following the Royal Spanish Decree of June 21, 1779. Their support directly aided the victory and . . . — Map (db m63505) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Associated Oil Fire – 1924Historic Cannery Row
In 1904 the Coalinga Oil Transportation Company laid 168 miles of six-inch pipeline from the Belridge Field in San Joaquin Valley to the Tidewater-Associated Marine Terminal on Monterey Bay (top). Its purpose was to deliver heavy fuel oil for use in . . . — Map (db m55215) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 6 — Bouchard Monument
On November 20, 1818, in the closing years of the Spanish Era, Capitan Hippolyte Bouchard entered Monterey Bay with two ships, flying the flag of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata, Argentina. The next day, one ship attacked the Spanish . . . — Map (db m66555) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Building Cannery RowHistoric Cannery Row
Roofing contractor Charles L. Frost (top) supervises his crew hot mopping a Monterey cannery roof. Concentrated along the shoreline, the fish processing plants were subject to storm damage. In addition, changes were required to accommodate new . . . — Map (db m55079) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Cannery Divers Memorial
Monterey's world-famous sardine industry depended on the courage and skill of cannery divers. Sardines were pumped ashore from floating hoppers through underwater pipes that had to be installed, repaired, replaced, realigned and maintained in order . . . — Map (db m30004) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola Of the army of King Carlos III of Spain. First governor of California, 1768-1770. With Father Junipero Serra founded Monterey on June 3, 1770. Donated by H. M. King Juan Carlos of Spain to the City of Monterey . . . — Map (db m63525) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Abrego
Señor Jose Abrego constructed this adobe structure in 1834. — Map (db m63506) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Amesti
One of the best examples of Monterey Colonial architecture in California. Finished about 1850 by Jose Amesti who came from Spain in 1822. — Map (db m63449) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Buelna
Built about 1820 by Don Antonio Buelna, a Mexican soldier and school teacher. Senora Hillaria Buelna held the first school for girls in Monterey here. — Map (db m63568) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa de la Torre
Built for Don Jose Joaquin de la Torre, alcalde of old Monterey — Map (db m63325) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Gutierrez
Built in the Mexican period — Map (db m63425) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Pacheco
Built in the Mexican period by Don Francisco Pacheco. Restored in 1929. — Map (db m63481) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Sanchez
Part of the former residence of Dona Marie Ignacia Sanchez. The garden extended through to Calle Principal. — Map (db m63543) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa Serrano
Built for an English blacksmith in 1840, and sold to Don Florencio Serrano, a schoolteacher, in 1846. The Monterey History & Art Association was founded here in 1931. Lara-Soto Adobe * Up and to the right Capitular Hall * Towards the Bay Cell . . . — Map (db m63312) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851
This hall started in 1847, completed in 1848, was named after its builder Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 Congregational Minister, historian, author, and editor, who served as alcalde at Monterey from 28 July 1846 to 1 October . . . — Map (db m63328) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Chestnut Tree
This Chestnut tree, form the lawn of the White House, was originally planted in front of Colton Hall on September 20, 1966 by First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. It was later replanted in Friendly Plaza. — Map (db m63327) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Colton Hall
Headquarters of California’s Constitutional Convention, — Map (db m63349) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Colton Hall – Site of California’s Original Constitution
Forty-eight men of diverse education and cultural backgrounds from throughout California converged upon Monterey in September in 1849 to frame a constitutional government for California. Working together as Californians, they created this . . . — Map (db m63348) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Cooper-Molera Adobe
Behind these adobe walls, you will meet the John Rogers Cooper Family, who witnessed the changes in Monterey from its days as a capitol of Mexican California through statehood in 1850. Captain Cooper was from New England, immigrated to California . . . — Map (db m63466) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Crescent Brand Sardine Company
On this site stood the first sardine cannery in Monterey, the Crescent Brand Sardine Company. The Cannery was founded by F.E. Booth, who was one of the original pioneers of the Monterey Sardine Industry. The Monterey Commercial Property Owners . . . — Map (db m63064) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Custom House
The oldest government building in California. The American flag was raised at this site on July 7, 1846, claiming California as part of the United States. First Brick House * Left at Wooden Flag Pole Pacific House Museum * Along the Plaza Cell . . . — Map (db m66521) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 1 — Custom House
Constructed in 1827 by the Mexican government to collect custom duties from foreign shipping, a principal revenue source when Monterey was the capital of Alta California, Mexico's northernmost province. Thomas O. Larkin, US consul to Alta . . . — Map (db m82186) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — De Anza Expedition
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza, decree of Carlos II of Spain, lead an expedition to this site – the mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area. In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris Birkland . . . — Map (db m63230) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Depots
The first stop in Monterey for those traveling by train from San Francisco was the Del Monte station located between the bay and Hotel Del Monte. Only those passengers who were guests of the hotel detrained there. The foundation of this depot is . . . — Map (db m63545) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Don Caspar de Portolá
On June 3, 1770 near this spot Don Caspar de Portolá Soldier Explorer Patriot of Spain Founded the Presidio and settlement of Monterey — Map (db m63073) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Duarte's Store
Rosario Duarte introduced salmon trolling to Monterey Bay in 1878. His store was a popular local meeting place. Relocated in 1922 it became a dry goods business operated by Chinese merchant Louis Jang into the 1940’s. — Map (db m63225) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Early Canning ProcessesHistoric Cannery Row
The Row’s first canning operation In 1902 Otosaburo Noda, a Japanese immigrant farmer, labor contractor and businessman, moved his abalone canning operation at Point Lobos to the rocky shoreline of Monterey. Noda and his partner Harry . . . — Map (db m55193) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Earthquake Bell
This bell was salvaged from the ruins of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco and hung at the McMenamin’s Mission Inn. Robert C. Littlefield acquired it in 1961 and placed it in his garden home. His widow Patricia donated it to the Sensory . . . — Map (db m63222) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Ed Ricketts’s BackyardHistoric Cannery Row
You are looking at the backyard of Ed Ricketts’s lab, Pacific Biological Laboratories, where Ricketts lived and worked during the 1930 and 1940s. He collected and preserved tide pool plants and animals and sold them to schools around the world. What . . . — Map (db m55143) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Edward Ricketts1897-1948
Marine biologist, philosopher, writer, ecologist, and friend to many. Immortalized as “Doc” of John Steimbeck’s Cannery Row, the real man had a profound influence on the thinking of writers, artists, and scientists through his . . . — Map (db m54904) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — El Castillo de Monterey
Site of a Spanish fort constructed in 1792 to protect the port and presidio of Monterey from invaders. This is one of only three such forts constructed by the Spanish in California. — Map (db m63108) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 7 — El Castillo Site
This old Spanish fort began as eleven guns behind a crude parapet of logs overlooking the anchorage of Monterey Bay in 1972. The battery was strengthen and enlarged over the years and served as the principal fort in Monterey for both the Spanish and . . . — Map (db m63107) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — FictionHistoric Cannery Row
Author John Steinbeck won both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. Many of his novels were set in the Monterey Bay area and the Salinas Valley. Ed Ricketts was both a friend and mentor, who influenced the writer’s ecological view of human . . . — Map (db m55160) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — First Brick House
First brick house in California. Built by the Dickinson family in 1847, of brick kilned in Monterey. — Map (db m63066) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — First Newspaper in California
Walter Colton and Robert Semple began publication of The Californian August 15, 1846 in the old Cuartel on this site — Map (db m63480) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Fish HoppersHistoric Cannery Row
In 1927 cannery owner and fishing industry innovator Knut Hovden introduced new technologies to increase the catch and expedite the transfer of fish to the production line. By bringing purse seiner fishing boats (named for the type of nets they used . . . — Map (db m55162) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Fort Mervine
First American fort in California. Built in 1846-47. Named in honor of Navy Captain William Mervine who directed the raising of the American flag over the Custom House in 1846. — Map (db m63123) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Fremont Adobe
A home of the Mexican period, believed to have been occupied by John Charles Fremont in 1847. — Map (db m63448) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — French Consulate
Built in the Mexican period. Home of J.A. Moerehaut, a French Consul to California. — Map (db m63228) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Gabriel de la Torre Adobe
Home of Gabriel de la Torre, public official of the Mexican and American period. Believed to be the first Federal Court in Monterey — Map (db m63427) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Giant Kelp Beyond the BreakersHistoric Cannery Row
Off the coast and beyond the breaking waves, giant kelp provides a lush home for marine life. Holding fast to the rocky bottom, these huge plants grow upward then spread their green-gold fronds across the water, creating a dense canopy of growth . . . — Map (db m55161) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Golden State Theatre
Built in 1926 and designed by Reid Brothers, architects of many California landmarks, this theatre was the first to show sound movies on the Monterey Peninsula. Old Monterey Hotel * Across Street Casa Sanchez * Across Street See map on . . . — Map (db m63518) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Gordon House
Built in the early 1850’s of lumber brought from Australia. One of the early ‘milled lumber’ houses in California. — Map (db m63326) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Grand Procrastination
This simple bronze plaque honoring the work of John Steinbeck was sculptured in 1938 by William Gordon Huff. It was dedicated that same year by noted Western historian Dr. Charles L. Camp with all the unwavering oratorical profundity which . . . — Map (db m54906) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Griffin Plaza
Honoring Allen Griffin, 1893-1981, founder and publisher of the Monterey Peninsula Herald for his outstanding contributions to the City of Monterey. Allen Griffin was the vital force in founding the History and Art Association, the . . . — Map (db m63509) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra
Here June 3, 1770, landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra, O.S.F. and founded the following missions; San Diego, July 16, 1769, San Carlos Monterey, June 3, 1770, San Antonio de Padua, July 14, 1771, San Gabriel, Sept. 8, 1771, San Luis Obispo, . . . — Map (db m63109) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 348 — Home of Juan Bautista AlvaradoState Registered Landmark No. 348
Native of Monterey, Governor of California under Mexican rule December 20,1836 - December 20,1842. During his administration the increasing influx of Americans, and the Russian settlement at Fort Ross, began to be regarded as serious problems. . . . — Map (db m25055) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — House of Four Winds
. . . — Map (db m33640) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Hurray for HollywoodHistoric Cannery Row
Ever since Thomas Edison’s movie camera captured those first quick, flickering moments of time, Hollywood has been coming to Monterey. More than 60 feature films have been shot in Monterey, and Cannery Row has been one of Hollywood’s favorite . . . — Map (db m55194) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — James W. Finch House
This property James W. Finch House Has been place on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m63564) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — John “Bricky” Crivello1911-2005
John “Bricky” Crivello, a key figure in the Monterey Fisherman’s Union for 67 years, was instrumental in the passage of Senate Bill 1213 which provided unemployment benefits to all California fishermen. Due to Bricky’s relentless . . . — Map (db m68861) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — John SteinbeckHistoric Cannery Row
The real neighborhood of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Real people and places in the neighborhood of Monterey’s old Ocean View Avenue inspired fictional characters and establishments in the mind of John Steinbeck. Published in 1945, his . . . — Map (db m55081) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — John Steinbeck and the Lara-Soto Adobe
In October 1944, John Steinbeck, his second wife Gwyn, and their infant son Thom returned to Monterey. On November 10, 1944 they moved into the Lara-Soto Adobe, “a house I have wanted since I was a little kid.” Here he wrote The . . . — Map (db m63314) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Jone Quock MuiHistoric Cannery Row
Quock Mui was born at Point Lobos in 1859 (lower left). Her parents were Cantonese fishermen who sailed to California by seagoing junk in 1851. Point Lobos was a thriving multicultural community in the later 19th century. Quock Mui had an aptitude . . . — Map (db m55144) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Juan Bautista de Anza1734 – 1788
A native of Mexico de Anza left Tubac, Culiagan October 23, 1775 with a party of 240 together with horses, mules and beeves. Arrived Monterey March 10, 1776 with loss but one person. Journey of 1600 miles made under conditions of drought, snow and . . . — Map (db m63566) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Jules Simoneau PlazaOf the City of Monterey — Rededicated September 28, 1969
Jules Simoneau June 1819 – August 1908 Robert Louis Stevenson inscribed this message in the frontpiece of his book “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – but the case of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jules Simoneau, . . . — Map (db m63451) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Junipero Oak
At Monterey, June 3rd 1770 the ceremony of taking possession of California for Spain was enacted by Father Junipero Serra under the shade of this tree. — Map (db m63259) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Kalisa's La Ida Cafe1957-2007
Kalisa Moore, known as "Queen of Cannery Row," was born in Latvia and came to America after WWII. She bridged the eras, opening her gourmet restaurant when most of the canneries had closed. Over the years "Kalisa's" became a bohemian coffee . . . — Map (db m81817) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — La Ida Café
The building historically contained Edith's Restaurant, the model for John Steinbeck's La Ida Café and the character of Wide Ida in The Novellas Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday — Map (db m81954) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Larkin House
. . . — Map (db m33495) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Larkin House
This house was constructed in 1834 by Thomas Oliver Larkin, the only United States Consul in California under Mexican rule, it has been used as a private residence, the United States Consulate, City Hall, and served as Headquarters of General . . . — Map (db m82627) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Local Railway Led the Way to America's Salad Bowl.
The Railroad was critical to the development of the Salinas Valley's agriculture industry. As depicted in John Steinbeck's East of Eden, the advent of refrigerated rail meant that lettuce grown in the Salinas Valley could be transported coast to . . . — Map (db m83322) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Madariaga Adobe
Originally an adobe dwelling in the Mexican-American period. — Map (db m63482) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Mary Corning Winslow Black Studio
Mary Corning Winslow Black, a noted Monterey artist designed and built this home in 1930. This structure is an example of Spanish eclectic architecture and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m63507) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Mayo Hayes O'Donnell Library
Formerly first Protestant church built in Monterey. Built in 1876 Monterey Art & History Assn. Courtesy of Thomson J. Hudson Memorial FundMap (db m63092) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — McAbee BeachHistoric Cannery Row
Portuguese whalers From the California Gold Rush to nearly the turn of the century, Portuguese whalers launched boats from this beach and rowed them out into the bay to intercept whales migrating along the Monterey coastline. Once harpooned, . . . — Map (db m55191) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Merritt House
Former home of Josiah Merritt, first judge of Monterey County. — Map (db m63226) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad
Western terminal of the Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad ending on 1,000 foot pier over Monterey Bay. First in operation October 1874 bringing grain from Salinas Valley to Monterey for ocean shipment to San Francisco. Officers: Carr S. . . . — Map (db m63309) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey Bay Aquarium / Hovden CanneryThere was a cannery here before the aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium stands on the site of the old Hovden Cannery. In its heyday, the cannery processed tons of sardines every day. But by the 1960s the sardines had disappeared, and the cannery closed its doors in 1972. Now you can see . . . — Map (db m41620) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey BreakwaterHistoric Cannery Row
Recurring winter storms wreaked havoc on the Monterey fishing fleet every few years (top). On April 29, 1915, such a storm, with 60-mile-per-hour winds, destroyed or damaged nearly 50 boats. On Thanksgiving morning 1919, more than 93 vessels were . . . — Map (db m55214) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 1 — Monterey Custom House
It was over this building that the American flag was raised by Commodore John Drake Sloat, July 7, 1846, signalizing the passing of California from Mexican rule. Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the . . . — Map (db m95375) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey Customhouse
Constructed by the Mexican government during 1927 and 1841 to collect customs duties from foreign shipping when Monterey was the capital of this northern province, and customs duties were Alta California’s principal source of revenue. United States . . . — Map (db m63307) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey Harbor
□ Look out upon these waters. □ Their recorded history began when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sighted the "Bay of Pines" on Nov. 17, 1542. □ Sebastian Viscaino was first to touch land Dec. 16, 1602. He claimed the land for . . . — Map (db m30347) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey History Time Line
(This series of 35 (36) plaques, inlayed in the brick walkway, extends from Pacific Street to the Great Seal of the State of California in front of Colton hall, at which point the line of plaques turn left.) The Ancient Ones . . . — Map (db m63358) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey’s First FishermenHistoric Cannery Row
For thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in 1602, the Rumsien people fished Monterey Bay. These native people caught and used nearly every species of fish and shellfish found in the bay. Sea otters, sea lions and seals were dietary . . . — Map (db m55192) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey's Commercial Fishing Fleet
This harbor is the home of.... Monterey's Commerical Fishing Fleet. It once boasted the largest sardine fishing industry in the world, an industry that flourished until the late 1940's. Commercial fishing was pioneered and developed here by . . . — Map (db m29859) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey's Historic Railway -- from Passengers to Industry
The Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad, established in 1874, was Monterey's first rail connection to the outside world. Purchased by Southern Pacific in 1879, passenger service soon began allowing the development of Monterey as a tourist . . . — Map (db m83320) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Moon Tree
Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens This "Moon Tree" is a Coast Redwood grown from a seed that in January 1971 was carried to the moon and brought back to earth by Major Stuart Roosa, Command Module Pilot for Apollo 14. The seed . . . — Map (db m63500) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey's earliest pier of stone built in 1846 gave way to a commercial fishing wharf in the early 1900's when Monterey's multi-million dollar fishing industry was born. Despite many changes the wharf today retains the tone and flavor of the past - . . . — Map (db m30190) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Old Monterey Jail
Built in 1854 when Monterey was the county seat. The building was used as the city jail until 1956. — Map (db m40185) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — One Man, Two WorldsHistoric Cannery Row
Doc, the legend John Steinbeck used his close friend and collaborator, Edward Ricketts, as a model for the famous fictional character Doc. In the novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, set in the 1930s and 1940s, the kindly Doc is a gentle, . . . — Map (db m55142) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Orientations At The Marsh Building
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California (Monterey County), Monterey — Perry House
Victorian home built in 1860 by whaling captain Manuel Perry and his wife Mary de Mello Silva, of Boston. The house remained in the family until 1963. Restored in 1967. — Map (db m63220) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 5 — Presidio of Monterey Museum
Most of the wooden buildings on Presidio Hill below the Defense Language Institute complex were constructed from 1902 to 1906 by the 15th Infantry under the direction of Army Captain E.H. Plummer. The museum building was originally the post’s . . . — Map (db m63125) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman
Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman Lieutenant Quartermaster and Adjustant General 1847 • 1849 — Map (db m82097) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Robert Louis Stevenson House
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California (Monterey County), Monterey — Rodriguez – Osio Adobe
Finished in 1849 by Jacinto Rodriguez, member of California’s First Contitutional Convention. Later residence of Antonio Osio, Collector of the Port of Monterey under Governor Alvarado. — Map (db m63519) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Royal Presidio Chapel
The Royal Chapel of San Carlos de Borromeo, founded June 3, 1770, is the only remaining Presidio chapel in California. Madariaga Adobe * Follow Church St. to Abrego Cell Phone Tour (831) 718-9123 enter 710 — Map (db m63569) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — San Carlos Parish Veterans Memorial
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 This San Carlos parish community gratefully remembers those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during times of war and peace whose . . . — Map (db m63504) WM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — ScienceHistoric Cannery Row
Edward F. Ricketts, owner-operator of Pacific Biological Laboratories, was described by a biographer as “a devoted and rational biologist who sought to uncover scientific truth.” A true renaissance man, Ricketts wrote extensively on a . . . — Map (db m55145) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Sherman Rose Inn
Named after the “Cloth of Gold” rose bush, the Sherman Rose Inn was built circa 1941 (sic) as a private home. In 1934, J.C. Anthon enlarged the structure for the owners, Spiro and Jennie Catachi, using his signature Carmel stone. The . . . — Map (db m63479) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Silver HarvestHistoric Cannery Row
In the formative days of the Monterey fishing industry, the working boats were too small to carry both a crew and a catch. The fishermen towed a second boat called a “lighter,” which could hold 25 to 60 tons of sardines.

Since the . . . — Map (db m55163) HM

California (Monterey County), Monterey — Site of Casa Bonifacio
Location of the original “Sherman Rose Adobe” prior to its relocation to Mesa Road. Robert Louis Stevenson and William Tecumseh Sherman were guests here. — Map (db m63517) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Site of Original Flagstaff
Site of original flagstaff where the American flag was first raised by Commodore John Drake Sloat on July, 7th 1846 taking possession of California in the name of the United States of America Later ceded to America under the Treaty . . . — Map (db m63063) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Site of Simoneau’s RestaurantVisited daily by Robert Louis Stevenson — 1879
This plaza was once occupied by the restaurant of Jules Simoneau. In late 1879 young Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, the almost unknown, ate his meals hear nearly every day. He was staying in a small room at the nearby rooming house known as . . . — Map (db m63452) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Sloat Monument
To commemorate the taking possession of California by Commodore John Drake Sloat United States Navy July 7 1846 — Map (db m72042) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Sloat's Landing
On this spot on July 7, 1846, U.S. Marines and Sailors landed and raised the American flag over the Custom House which stands before you. Mexico and the United States were at war. American forces landing in Monterey claimed 600,000 square miles for . . . — Map (db m59955) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Spanish Presidio
Approximate location of the West wall of the Presidio of Monterey which was established in 1770 to protect the Spanish settlers. — Map (db m63229) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Stevenson House
House where Robert Louis Stevenson lived in the latter part of 1879. — Map (db m63478) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Stokes Adobe
Built by James Stokes in the early 1840’s. Scene of many dramatic incidents in the late Mexican and early American periods — Map (db m63447) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Argentine NavyLa Armada Argentina
Spanish: La Armada Argentina A traves de los estudiantes pretenecientes al consejo Argentino de intercambio estudiantil – CADIE recuedrdan el 161 aniverdario en que el capitan de navio Dn. Hipolito Bouchard hizo flamear el . . . — Map (db m63074) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Calamari StoryDedicated to the fishermen of Monterey Bay
Since the early 1900's the Monterey Bay has been one of the principal fishing centers along the Pacific Coast. Today, Monterey's fishermen continue to be major contributors to the nation's supply of squid (calamari). In the early 50's Abalonetti . . . — Map (db m30162) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The California RivieraHistoric Cannery Row
From 1901 to 1941, much of the eastern portion of Cannery Row’s coastline was occupied by a single estate, Casa de Las Olas, which stretched 1,000 feet along Monterey Bay (top). San Francisco financier Hugh Tevis had it built in 1901 as a wedding . . . — Map (db m55212) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Cannery Row MonumentDedicated February 26, 2014
This Monument pays tribute to the many diverse characters vital to the evolution of Cannery Row. Perched atop the rocky outcropping sits Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck, who immortalized Cannery Row with his novel of the same name. He is . . . — Map (db m81813) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Custom House
The Custom House is the oldest government building in California. From 1822 through 1846, Monterey was both the capital city and primary port of entry for Alta California. Cargos of “everything under the sun” were brought ashore and . . . — Map (db m63061) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Del Mar Canning Company, 1927-1947Historic Cannery Row
The Del Mar Canning Company was established in 1927 on this site, the original location of the Bayside Fish & Flour Company, a Japanese-operated reduction plant established in 1916. The Del Mar quickly rose to prominence in the canning industry . . . — Map (db m55164) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Estrada Adobe
Mexican era home of Jose Mariano Estrada family Later became early inn of Monterey Wooden third story added 1881Map (db m63516) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Filipino CommunityHistoric Cannery Row
Filipinos were attracted in large numbers to California after the 1924 Immigration Act excluded Japanese, who had been the major part of the state’s agricultural labor force. By 1930, as many as 35,000 Pinoys – young, single, male Filipino . . . — Map (db m55100) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Great Seal of the State of California
The Great Seal of the State of California designed by Major Robert Selden Garnett, U.S. Army, and adopted by the Constitutional Convention of 1849 at Monterey. Commissioned a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army He . . . — Map (db m33659) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Japanese CommunityHistoric Cannery Row
While the majority of Monterey’s commercial fishermen in the 1930s were Sicilian, about 10 percent of the fleet were Japanese nationals, some of whom has been fishing the bay since 1900. These Issei – first generation Japanese – came as . . . — Map (db m55101) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Old Whaling StationWhere whalers lived and worked
This old adobe was originally built in 1847 by David Wight as a home for his family. The floor plan is reported to be based on Wight’s ancestral home in Scotland. The Wights lived in the house only a short time before leaving for the gold fields in . . . — Map (db m63070) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Real “Docs”Historic Cannery Row
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 . . . — Map (db m55140) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Spanish CommunityHistoric Cannery Row
During World War I and the decade that followed, much of the workforce in the developing sardine industry along Cannery Row was made up of Spanish immigrants, who had fled crushing poverty for the promise of a new life. Many single men sailed from . . . — Map (db m55103) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Stevenson House
Robert Louis Stevenson visited Monterey for three and a half months in the fall of 1879. He came to win the hand of Mrs. Fanny Osbourne. During part of his stay, it is believed he occupied the second-floor room of this house, which was then called . . . — Map (db m68859) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Underwood – Brown Adobe
(Two markers identify this early California Adobe.) Built prior to 1843. Home of Underwood and Brown families from 1860-1926. This tablet dedicated to the memory of Margaret Underwood Brown, a loyal native daughter, by Junipero Parlor No. . . . — Map (db m63352) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Thomas Cole House
Thomas Cole, an English sawyer, built this home for his family in 1856. Used over time as a dwelling house, it became the headquarters for the local Nationalist Chinese Political Party in the early 1940’s. — Map (db m63224) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Trains and CanneriesHistoric Cannery Row
The railroad A major landmark in the history of the Monterey Peninsula was the Southern Pacific Railroad. Built in 1880, the rail line was intended to bring tourism to this scenic area. In addition to transporting tourists, however, it . . . — Map (db m55213) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Vasquez Adobe
Former family home of Tuburcio Vasquez, colorful bandit . Originally a one-story adobe. — Map (db m63351) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Whaling Station
Built in 1847 by David Wight. Headquarters of Old Monterey Whaling Company 1855 – circa 1885. — Map (db m63071) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Working WomenHistoric Cannery Row
Prior to World War II, only women were allowed to work on cannery lines (top). In some canneries, only “white American women” were allowed to pack fish. Working the lines was considered “women’s work.” Even if there were men . . . — Map (db m55190) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — World War Memorial
This tree was planted by the Red Cross May 30, 1919 in memory of Monterey’s sons who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War — Map (db m63550) WM

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