by Dave Faries
March 7, 2019
Anne Banta smiles broadly as she gestures toward some of the features tucked inside the historic Joseph Boston Store. There’s an old safe, thought to be the first in Monterey, where miners from gold rush sites sometimes secured their finds. There’s a desk, used by the proprietor during the store’s 1850s heyday. “This is the original floor,” Banta exclaims, still beaming.