California Literature, think foremost: John Steinbeck. Think: Steinbeck. Monterey. Salinas. Jolon. Eden. Coast Road? Pair these two California icons and try to find a relationship: Does John Steinbeck appear along Highway 1? Does Highway 1 appear in John Steinbeck’s novels?
Not for a long time had I been in a place that so filled me with delight as did Capistrano in Southern California. Such a dreamy, easy-going community – no hurry, no worry – such a luxuriant valley, such lofty environing hills with the green turf clothing every rounded outline! Then, to the north, were… Read More A Rustic Village, SJC – 1908.
Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, California, 1932 from Kevin Starr’s Endangered Dreams: “A decade of legal maneuvering, public debate, surveys, and engineering proposals followed. The Bridge had many opponents: shipping companies, who claimed that the Bridge would impede navigation; the Southern Pacific-Golden Gate Ferries, Ltd., anxious not to lose its monopoly on the… Read More Golden Gate by Ansel Adams
Oh All Mighty God Who has given us this earth and has appointed men to have domination over it. Who has commanded us to make straight the highways to lift up the valleys and to make the mountains low. We ask thy blessing bless these our nation’s road builders and their friends. Author Unknown source:… Read More The Roadbuilder’s Prayer – 1956
From Pescadero to Santa Cruz is thirty-six miles, by the road which winds along the coast past Point Año Nuevo and Pigeon Point to the Bay of Monterey, and thence southeastward, through a rich and highly-cultivated farming region, to the old Spanish Mission on the hill, below and around which the modern town, one of… Read More ‘A la California. Sketch of life in the Golden state. By Col. Albert S. Evans.