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Marilyn Sanders’ “Rosie and His Cracker Barrel” now available

Mar 13, 2019

Rosie’s famous Cracker Barrel

In 1962 Marilyn Sanders (1932-2018) and her husband Jim settled in Carmel Valley where they raised their family and were both very active in community affairs. Having had a long penchant for history, she wrote her history of Rosie’s Cracker Barrel in the 1990s and it became a best seller on the Peninsula. It mostly was based on the many oral histories that she collected from individuals closely connected with Rosie or his now famous Cracker Barrel which is now on the County’s Registry of Historical Landmarks.

Her original manuscript has recently been remastered and republished by the Carmel Valley Historical Society and is now available for purchase on line or at the History Center in Carmel Valley Village.

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper Available Online

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper Available Online

Now for the first time you can download a full 56-page file of the Centennial Newspaper for your enjoyment. This rare issue contains many historical articles about Carmel Valley, such as: Ranching, Native Indians, noteworthy families, old schools, Valley Library service history, fire departments, churches, parks, and much more.

We Love Our Volunteers

We Love Our Volunteers

We love our volunteers! Volunteer docents, new and current, participated in a recent training meeting held at the History Center. All aspects of being a docent were reviewed such as opening & closing, greeting visitors, overview of exhibits, general administrative and...

2019 Christmas Party

2019 Christmas Party

There was lots of good food and wine at this year’s Christmas Party. Around 70 people came for the event on a day that threatened rain and wind. The party fell on the 6th Anniversary of the History Center: Dec. 7, 2019. Old friends reunited and welcomed new friends,...

Video: A History of Ranching in Carmel Valley

Video: A History of Ranching in Carmel Valley

Historical Society historian Jeff Ohlson presented a talk at the Salinas Church of the Good Shepherd’s Double Nickels luncheon group on September 11, 2019. The subject was “A History of Ranching in Carmel Valley” which was based on his book of the same title.

Better Than Rummage Sale

Better Than Rummage Sale

Hats off to all the volunteers who made the Rummage Sale happen The "Better than Rummage Sale" fundraiser at the end of September by CVHS & CV Kiwanis was a whopping success! Shoppers were delighted with the huge selection of quality collectibles, housewares,...

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