Friday, December 19, 2014
From Monterey Herald
Posted by j at 2:19 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014
The channeling of the Carmel last week into a carefully engineered river bed was designed to bypass the tons of sludge behind the 106-foot-tall San Clemente Dam, which has blocked the river for 94 years.
The 3-year-project, which began last year, required workers with the Granite Construction Company to dynamite a mountain and dig out a million cubic yards of dirt.
From: San Francisco Chronicle
Picture from: San Clemente Rancho
Posted by j at 12:01 PM
Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
"The Indians living in California numbered 340,000 in the late 1700’s, but only 100,000 remained after roughly 70 years of Spanish missionization.
Coastal Ohlone groups often traded shells, dried shellfish, and obsidian to inland peoples. In exchange the Ohlone received arrowheads, pinon nuts, stone and bone beads and chert for tools.
Everyone prized cinnabar from the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains for its use as a red body paint important in ceremonial activities."
From: Missions of the Monterey Bay Area By Emily Abbink, 1996.
Posted by j at 1:56 PM
Thursday, December 4, 2014
"In 1976, born of frustration and nurtured by anger, a grassroots movement sprang up in Carmel with the avowed intent of halting deterioration of the village. The group Old Carmel was conceived and gained notoriety through its efforts to save the Village Corner, long a favored stopping place of local residents.
When threatened with a loss of lease and possible conversion to some other purpose, the Village Corner became a rallying point for residents concerned with the proliferation of tourism as Carmel's chief source of business.
From: Carmel By The Sea
Posted by j at 4:49 PM
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