Sunday, July 24, 2005
17 Mile Drive
Excerpt from Pebble Beach Company Brochure:
Before the automobile had become a way of life, 17-Mile Drive was navigated by horse-drawn carriages from the famous Hotel Del Monte, now the site of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. It was 1881 and excursions through the Del Monte Forest and along its spectacular coastline usally ended up at a picnic spot at Pebble Beach.
Pebble Beach Company has always been focused on the dedicated stewardship of this harmonic natural ecosphere. Samuel F. B. Morse, founder and initial visonary of Pebble Beach, said that the company's primary purpose was the continued preservation of the unique beauty of the coast and forest, and area often described as " the greatest meeting of land and water in the world."