A photographic archival history of the evolution of Monterey, California, from its Native American and Spanish Periods to the arrival of the Chinese and the establishment of its fishing industry in the mid 1800s. From early Japanese canning, prior to the turn of the 20th Century, to the establishment of salmon and sardine canning at Monterey and its rise to "Sardine Capital of the World" in World War II. The ecological and sociological lesson in the failure to sustain one of the world's greatest natural resources--the Pacific Sardine. 124 large historical photos from the Hathatway Collection illustrate the evolution of the cannery industry, the fishing and canning processes, the working conditions of the industry's multi-national workforce, and the street (nicknamed "Cannery Row"), the stage for John Steinbeck's most endearing world-renowned fiction.
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Born in Berkeley, California, in 1942; attended lower-divison at Gonzaga University; graduated University of California, Berkeley, in International Relations. US Air Force Special Intelligence Officer; veteran of Special Operations in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnams. Writer-photographer turned historian. Hundreds of oral history interviews shaped an easy to read, beautifully illustrated record of the history of Ocean View Avenue ("Cannery Row"). Resides in Carmel, California, with his wife, Terri Wolfson-- and black standard poodles Simone and Charles Devin. In Joseph Campbell's words, "following his bliss."Review:
"The bible on Cannery Row history." -- Kalisa Moore, President, Cannery Row Foundation
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Book Description History Company: Monterey, CA, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110941425002