History

 

Learn about the history of the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade in this comprehensive 2008 article by Gary Koeppel:

Founding the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade

 

 

Interested in the history of Big Sur?  Check out the Big Sur Historical Society:

Big Sur Historical Society

 

 

Fires in Big Sur have had a significant impact to the local community and surrounding area.  Read about a historical fire that impacted Big Sur in 1906 from the 2004 edition of the Double Cone Quarterly:

Big Sur Fire of 1906

 

 

Landslides and rock falls along Highway 1 have affected travel through the Big Sur area for as long as there has been a highway.   Learn about the history of road closures along Highway 1 in this comprehensive report prepared by CALTRANS District 5 as part of the Coast Highway Management Plan:

A History of Road Closures Along Highway 1, Big Sur Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA.

 

 

A great collection of images from Big Sur’s past:

Images of America – Big Sur

 

 

Hitchhiking in Big Sur - 1971

Hitchhiking in Big Sur, 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Inn, early 1960's

River Inn, early 1960’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Family Homestead, built in 1877.

Post Family Homestead, built in 1877.