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[Past Event] Secret Monterey: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure | In-Person

Course Description:

Did Sir Francis Drake claim Monterey for Queen Elizabeth? What does it take to win the world’s worst car show? Why did an Argentinian privateer attack the port of Monterey? Did General Sherman jilt the beautiful Senorita Bonifacio? Why did Robert Louis Stevenson start a forest fire? When will the next “big one” strike on one of the world's most closely observed earthquake faults? Local author David Laws answers these questions and introduces you to little-known legends, myths, places, and stories about Monterey County as described in his new book "Secret Monterey: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure."


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, May 4 *10:00 - noon* (1 session)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey). To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


David A. Laws is a historian, photographer, and travel writer. His work has appeared in numerous electronic and print media outlets, from the "BBC" and "NPR" to mobile apps, guide books, newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.