National Geographic : 1959 Nov
© NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY La Favorita, in Spanish Costume, Reigns at Monterey's Birthday Party Each June the colonial capital salutes the days when it ruled California. Last year the city celebrated its 188th anniversary with the traditional merienda-fiesta and barbecue rolled into one. La Favorita, always the daughter of a pioneer family, 592 presides as queen. Diana Davison, with fan and lace mantilla, greets her subjects.