|“Today, great stretches of the Carmel Valley are occupied by clusters of houses, and fragrant pear orchards have given way to shopping centers and a variety of building complexes. Still, in the springtime, buttercups and shooting stars sprinkle the meadows, and poppies flaunt their gold over fields of deep blue lupine. Cattle can be seen browsing on a hundred hills, while venerable oaks, like hunched-over sentinels, spread their dark green shade. And the wonderful sense of camaraderie, of everyone being wanted and needed, continues to characterize life-style in the valley.”
||“Monterey County The Dramatic Story of Its Past
Monterey Bay, Big Sur, Carmel, Salinas Valley”, by Agusta Fink, 1972.
Western Tanager Press/Valley Publishers, San Francisco, California.
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