The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California.
Recently I spent several days in Monterey…an area rich in beautiful scenery and history. A bonanza for a travel blogger! I ended up with 17 blog titles and 628 photos which I’ll present through about May 15th. This works well for me because I’ll be in an “idle period” during that time. During my time at Mary’s, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and cleaning. On about May 21, Mary and I are planning to head-out for Yellowstone National Park (and other destinations) in Wyoming. Till then, enjoy Monterey!
Today’s subject – Colton Hall…
Colton Hall was built in the 1840s by, and named for, the Reverend Walter Colton who came to Monterey as a chaplain on Commodore Stockton’s vessel and remained to become Monterey’s first alcalde (mayor) in the American Period.
The most important public office building in Monterey County to be in continuous use, Colton Hall has over the years housed Monterey’s City Hall, a public school, the county court house, the sheriff’s office, and Monterey’s city police HQ. Shortly after its construction, Colton Hall had its greatest moment of glory when the 48 delegates to California’s Constitutional Convention met in the second floor assembly hall in 1849.
The City of Monterey expertly restored the building 100 years later; the meeting room is preserved as it looked during those six weeks in September and October, 1849. Thanks to their deliberations, California entered the Union as the 31st state in 1850. Colton Hall is a landmark in the City of Monterey and once was the capital of Alta California.
In the below Google Earth image, Colton Hall is marked by the yellow “X”……
As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…
You can read all about Colton Hall by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colton_Hall
You can read all about Monterey, California by clicking this Wikipedia link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California
Tomorrow we will continue with more of the beautiful scenery and history that is part of Monterey, California!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.
Yesterday was cloudy/rainy and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy with showers and 69 degrees.
The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!
Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos
There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA
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