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Stage to Tassajara Hot Springs

Photo Circa 1900

Los Laureles Lodge

Photo Circa 1920

Six-Horse Wagon Team

Photo Circa 1930

Hatton Dairy, Mouth of Carmel Valley

Photo Circa Late 1930’s

Holman Ranch Rodeo

Photo circa 1950

Rosie's Cracker Barrel

Photo Circa 1960

Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle Club (Est. 1956)

Photo Circa 1965

Carmel Valley Vintage Airfield

Photo circa 1990

Annual Membership Meeting April 1

Annual Membership Meeting April 1

The annual all-membership meeting will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 4:00 – 5:30. During the meeting members will be asked to ratify our revised bylaws, last updated in 2010, to reflect current operations and changes in non-profit law. Both the current and...

New Exhibit: Piazzoni Cowgirls

New Exhibit: Piazzoni Cowgirls

The early 20th Century saw many ranches and farms in Carmel Valley. Whether wives, mothers, or daughters, women played important roles in family life. The Piazzoni Ranch was one such ranch. Luigi (with Swiss ancestry) and Tomasa (with indigenous Rumsien/Esselen...

20 Years of Historical Newspapers Now Available

20 Years of Historical Newspapers Now Available

We are happy to announce the availability of 20 years (1962 - 1981) of scanned CV Outlook newspapers for you to search and view. * Please be advised that this download could take several minutes, depending on the speed of your connection. RELATED: The following...

December 2022 Update to “A History of Ranching”

December 2022 Update to “A History of Ranching”

The December 2022 update of the ranching book is now available at the History Center and on this website. This one-of-a-kind, 140-page book now includes 260 rare images and over 2 dozen rare ranch histories. It is a stylish addition to coffee tables or a great gift...