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Beautiful Pacific Grove
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Pacific Grove, California
Family Siammer and >^^inter Resort
About a hundred miles south of San Francisco is Monterey Bay, unrivaled
for its beauty and picturesqueness. A sylvan promontory, boldly thrusting itself into
the surges of the Pacific, forms the southern boundary of the bay. Out upon this
promontory, romantically situated, overlooking the mountain-environed bay, lies
Pacific Grove. Facing the broad ocean, with a beautiful bay on either side, and
the lofty mountains of the Coast Range as a background, affords panoramic views
of unequaled grandeur and beauty.
The natural beauties and charms of Pacific Grove have been greatly
enchanced by art. The Pacific Improvement Company has turned the entire
peninsula into a vast natural pleasure park' in which the wild deer still roams, while
cottage and villa dot the shores of the bay, and make a lovely picture.
"From the lighthouse, along the surf-deati'ii sho
'Midwav Point on the Seventeen-mile Drive'
Statement of Climate
No less attractive than the scenery is the delightful climate of this locality.
A beautiful spring begins on the first of January and lasts till the last of December.
Climate and scenery combined make Pacific Grove and surroundings a great store-
house of health and inspiration for every visitor.
A-long a Wondrovis SHore
There are no other six miles of ocean front on the whole globe that affords
such charms, such sights, such surprises as the stretch of coast between Pacific
Grove and Carmelo Bay, on the south side of the peninsula.
Entering the woods at the lighthouse the rambler saunters along the grace-
ful curves of a most delightful walk and bicycle path, now hearing the warning note
of Point Pinos buoy or the thundering crash of the breakers, now the gentler whis-
pering of the wind in the pines, or the sweet twitter of the birds. This charming
path bring us to Lake Majella, an ideal place for a picnic party.
Close to this lake are great dunes of whitest and finest coral sand. Just
beyond these hills is Moss Beach, a stretch almost a mile long, hard as cement,
strewn with exquisite specimens of sea moss and shells.
At the end of the beach the famous Seventeen-mile Drive emerges from
the woods at this point, and winds along the surf-beaten shore. Resting a few
moments at " Point Joe," we behold a sight never to be forgotten. We gaze upon
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John Teniiant Memorial Home
Mayflower Congregational Church
Hotel del Monte — IVondetlaiid and Fairvland
an awful turmoil below, where an angry whirlpool never ceases its dull and sullen
undertow. What currents and reefs produced this Scylla and Charybdis, no one
can tell. It was here the steamer St. Paul was shattered to pieces a few years ago.
Just beyond in easy sight from the shore is Seal Rock, an immemorial
haunt of the sea lion, the sea gull, the pelican, and the cormorant. Forgetting for
a moment, the halcyon breezes, the serene, cloudless, crystal day, we seem to have
been transported to some distant region in the far north. A barren rock covered
with thousands of sea birds, large flocks of them continually going and coming,
their shrill and unmusical notes filling the air, hundreds of seals and sea lions lying
about in lazy carelessness among the winged dwellers of this grim rock, now and
then a sea lion straightening up and sending over to us his harmless roar, not as a
menace, but rather to let us know that he, too, does not wish to be molested in his
ancient solitary reign, such is Seal Rock.
Near by is Fan Shell Beach, one of the few places where the rare and
delicate fan shell is found.
Cypress Point is next. This high, rock-ribbed point affords an inspiring
and distant view up and down the coast, and of the ocean, which, in sapphire blue,
stretches to the far horizon. It is not, however, so much the point that attracts us
here, but rather that far-famed grove of trees, mighty in stature and hoary with age,
from which the point takes its name. There is something inexpressibly awful and
mystic, and yet indescribably lovely and charming, lingering in this grove of gnarled
giants. This ancient cypress grove is the only one of its kind on the American
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continent, and to see it is worth a journey of many miles. At Cypress Point, we
turn toward the mainland. Magnificently shaded, the Seventeen-mile Drive runs
along a weird and precipitous shore, affording many delightful vistas, and at Midway
Point opens to our eye the most charming view of our ramble, a panorama includ-
ing Carmelo Bay and the ocean, not to be duplicated anywhere in the world.
The famous Pebble Beach is on this bay.
When at Pacific Grove you will always have a place to go to, always find a
pastime. There will always be something to attract your attention and keep you
interested. Within three miles from Pacific Grove is the far-famed Hotel del
Monte, with its palatial buildings and its one hundred and twenty-six acres of
garden. A garden not equaled, even by the famous gardens of Kew and Ken-
sington. This wonderful park and garden is open to everybody. You can go
there afoot along Monterey Bay, or you can take the street car.
Between Hotel del Monte and Pacific Grove is the old historic town of
Monterey, with many remnants and reminiscences of the past. The old Capital,
under Spanish and Mexican rule and once the Capital of the State of California, an
interesting place for the rambler. Here the past and present meet. The ancient
Mission church and crumbling adobe walls, representing past generations, and the
mighty battleship of our navy, lying proudly at anchor before the town, the progress
of modern times.
If you enjoy fishing, there are no better opportunities anywhere than on the
rocks about Pacific Grove or out on the bay, which is full of excellent fish.
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Hopkins' Seaside Laboratory, largest on the coast
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Monterey Bay is the only place on the entire coast where the whale cares
to stop on his way to or from the North. Frequently, large shoals of these levi-
athans of the deep can be seen in the bay.
The facilities for boating and bathing are unexcelled.
Neither must we forget Pacific Grove's well-kept tennis and croquet grounds,
which are free to all, and while affording the desired pastime recreation to many,
prove to all that special pains are taken to make the visitor's stay a pleasant one in
A. Mecca for Students of Science
Monterey Bay includes in its sea life, more types and a greater variety than
can be found in any other body of water in the world. Here, the marine animals
and fishes of the torrid and temperate zones meet, and in their migrations fishes
and whales from the Arctic are found here in their season. The fact that the
Hopkins Seaside Laboratory, the largest and best-equipped marine laboratory on
the coast has been erected in Pacific Grove, conclusively proves that excep-
tional opportunities are here offered for the study of marine zoology and botany.
The buildings of the laboratory are capable of accommodating about eighty students.
They contain four general laboratories, one lecture room, seventeen private rooms
for investigators, and a darkroom for photography. They are provided with aquaria,
running water and all necessary facilities for biological study. The library and
apparatus of Stanford University are available for use in the laboratory.
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Pacific Grove as a A^inter Resort
As a Winter Resort, Pacific Grove stands unexcelled in every respect.
The location of Pacific Grove is unique and exceptional. Its clinnate is oceanic in
a sense that no other place on the coast is, and while the lofty domes of the Sier-
ras and the Coast Range are white with snow and chill the valleys of the interior,
Pacific Grove is then at its loveliest. Wrapt in golden sunlight, with a sky that
rivals the Italian for blueness and clearness, with a delightfully mild breeze from the
ocean, such is Pacific Grove in midwinter.
There could not be a healthier place than this winter resort, its very location
precludes every possibility of malaria, but if a perfect system of drainage and sewer-
age, and purest drinking water — which is piped down twenty-five miles from the
Carmel river, by the Pacific Improvement Company — add to the healthfulness of
a place, then certainly Pacific Grove outrivals any other resort on the globe.
While most winter resorts are identified with and confined to some hotel
Pacific Grove is a winter resort on an entirely different plan. It has, indeed, an
excellent hotel, one of the very best in the State of California, the elegant and com-
modious El Carmelo, and a number of first-class boarding-houses, but the special
feature of Pacific Grove is its large number of houses completely furnished for
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housekeeping. You need not bring along a thing, neither bed linen, kitchen uten-
sils nor anything else. All you have to do is to go right into a scrupulously clean,
fully furnished house, begin housekeeping and feel at home. As there are hundreds
of such houses, you will surely find one to suit your taste, needs, and purse. You
can procure any kind of a dwelling, from an elegant and luxuriously furnished resi-
dence to a two-roomed cottage, supplied with what is necessary.
Other features of Pacific Grove well worthy of consideration are its excel-
lent schools, its churches, and the entire absence of saloons. It has a grammar
and a high school and other educational facilities.
The Methodist Episcopal, Protestant Episcopal, Congregational and Chris-
tian denominations have each a good membership and fine churches.
Induced by the high moral and social tone of Pacific Grove and the educa-
tional advantages it offers, many cultured and refined families have settled here
permanently and built themselves beautiful homes.
The fact that Pacific Grove is a city of conventions and assemblies of all
kinds speaks volumes for the place. The oldest Chautauqua Assembly of the
coast has met here for twenty-two years in succession with ever-increasing interest
and enthusiasm. A beautiful assembly hall has been built for this Chautauqua
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Assembly. Here also take place the Annual Conference of the M. E. Church and
many other religious and educational conventions.
In Pacific Grove one finds the advantages of a city and the charms of a
Figure it over and come. Give your children an opportunity to spend a
winter outdoors among most inspiring surroundings and educating influences. They
need not miss their school and will return to their home strengthened in body and
mind. Many a mother comes to Pacific Grove with her children to spend the
winter or part of it. It is as safe, peaceful, and orderly a place, as it is charming
Its incomparable surroundings and delightful winter climate, its beautiful
residences and artistically built cottages, its lovely gardens and excellent streets, its
delicious water, and perfect sanitation, its educational and religious facilities, the
absence of the saloon, and above all the numerous fully furnished houses of inviting
cleanness, and surprisingly low rent, make Pacific Grove the ideal winter resort for
everybody, and especially for families.
A winter spent in this Paradise of the Pacific will be remembered a lifetime.
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