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Stage to Tassajara Hot Springs

Photo Circa 1900

Los Laureles Lodge

Photo Circa 1920

Berta Ranch 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 27

Annual Membership Meeting April 27

Be sure and attend this year's Annual Membership meeting on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 4 to 5:30 pm at the History Center. Elect new board members, review our 2023 accomplishments and financial status while enjoying light refreshments and meeting old and making new...

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper

One of the popular exhibits in the History Center Museum is the 1989 Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper published by the Carmel Valley Sun. It was first posted on the website in March 2020 and this posting is a reminder that it is still available for researchers and...

The History Center’s “Talking Machine”

The History Center’s “Talking Machine”

A Living History to the Sounds of the Past Many millions of 78 rpm recordings were pressed on shellac (beetle resin) records between 1898 and 1950. These particular recordings were made by the OKEH Phonograph Corp. of NY in the 1920s with one 3-minute recording on...

October 2023 Update to “Jamesburg Earth Station”

October 2023 Update to “Jamesburg Earth Station”

Many Valleyites may not be aware that Carmel Valley’s Earth Station played a vital role in Intelsat’s world-wide communications global network from the late 1960s to the 1990s. Among its historic transmissions was the famous “first step” TV pictures of Apollo 11’s...