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Presidio of Monterey

The Presidio of Monterey is best known as the home of the post-World War II Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, the Department of Defense’s acknowledged leader in foreign language training. It has, however, a much longer and rich history.  After the United States seized Monterey in 1846, the U.S. Army began constructing Fort Mervine, […]


The Spreckels Sugar Refinery was the largest of its kind in the world for the first 50 years of its existence. This publication follows the development of the factory, town, company railroad and community life from its beginnings in 1896 through the demolition of the factory in 1993. This title is the second of three […]

San Antonio Valley

A visual journey that intertwines the history of the Native American Salinan tribe who are indigenous to the area, Mission San Antonio de Padua, early settlers, Fort Hunter Liggett and small rural towns. One of these towns — Pleyto — now rests at the bottom of a reservoir. This publication is a “must have” for […]

Carmel Valley

Written and organized by the leading authority of the history of Carmel Valley, this publication is the most comprehensive of its kind to date. Images from the 1790s through the 1970s illustrate the fascinating history of this part of the Monterey Peninsula.

Monterey’s Waterfront

  The waters of Monterey Bay have sustained humanity in the region for millennia. This volume details the development and harvesting of the ocean’s bounty on the Peninsula through the years, as well as the various cultures who have immigrated here and participated in the feast.