Monterey, CA: City of Monterey, 2002. First Edition. Paperback. SIGNED by the author. Square 8vo. 94pp. Photo-illustrations; maps. Color printed stiff spiral bound wraps in fine condition. Item #19148
Uncommon history on area in Monterey which overlooks the original capital of Alta California having the distinction of being the only residential neighborhood in California continuously inhabited since at least the early 1800s. Collection of essays about the Mesa provides insights into the physical geography and vegetation of the area before and after the advent of the Europeans, on the early Spanish families and their settlement patterns, and on the history of local art and architecture. Authors include Steve Hauk, Edna Kimbro, Thomas Brown, Shelden Davis, Bouverneur Morris, Frances Grate and Burton-Carvajal.