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Monterey Peninsula: A Postcard Journey
Gibbs Smith Publishers
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The Monterey Peninsula, A Postcard Journey features more than 300 postcard reproductions, most in full color and many published here for the first time. The Del Monte Express, a branch line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, brought the first visitors to the Monterey area in 1880. Guests stayed in the newly-built Hotel Del Monte, one of the finest seaside resorts in the world, marveled at the scenic beauty of nearby Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel, and viewed the picturesque Chinese fishing communities that existed here until 1906. See the region as those first tourists did with The Monterey Peninsula, A Postcard Journey, and revisit the most historic spots in Monterey, including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Point Lobos, Tassajara and Big Sur.
Burl Willes has written numerous travel books, including Undiscovered Islands of the Caribbean and Undiscovered Islands of the Mediterranean (with co-author Linda Lancione Moyer). His book Tales from the Elmwood, A Community Memory received the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation in 2001 and Picturing Berkeley, A Postcard History earned an Award of Excellence in 2003. He lives in Berkeley.