Tassajara Historical Documents
mainly from Marilyn McDonald's collection
Tassajara History - Historic Tassajara Photos
The creek was pretty much fished out by the mid thirties so this promotional item is likely from before then.
Fraudulent Survey from 1870s by John D. Hall
A page from The Handbook to Monterey and Vicinity 1875
Map of Tassajara road. Dotted line – The Indian Trail. Solid line- the road finished in 1888 from the summit down to Tassajara.
See 1890 photo on Tassajara road by Pollock
From: Pacific Grove Review: 12/16/1893
Road Petition - 1894
from the Daily Evening Owl May 1896
Official Souvenir of the 34th encampment G.A.R. Pacific Grove 1901
John Morrow’s letter - The Santa Cruz Sentinel July, 1901
Field Notes - Lou G. Hare Monterey County Surveyor Tassajara-Piney Creek Survey 1904
Brochure 1905 (thanks to Robert Beck)
The three that are mostly unreadable below from Records - Monterey County Road Department, Salinas
Salinas Daily Index - July 16, 1914
post card 1915
Dear Mr. Machado, Thanks so much for the pictures you so kindly sent me. They are fine and I shall treasure them very much. I am leaving in the morning and the tears are on tap all the time. Pete will bring my deer head later on. Love to the Family - H.G.Q. - Postcard written by Helen Quilty the day she left Tassajara in 1927 - to Chris Machado
The San Francisco Chronicle January 19, 1930
Salinas Index Journal July 1933
Bruce Robb and the stage
Below a brochure from 1949
First report on the Tassajara Hotel fire September 9, 1949 - see the whole text and much more.
Salinas Californian December 16, 1954
Below are adds placed by the Becks who bought Tassajara in January 1960
Charles McCabe's article on Tassajara in the San Francisco Chronicle - October 31, 1962
Wall Street Journal 1964
Published for on-site sale 1965.
Below are results of tests on the water from the hot springs done