Pacific Grove, in the pine forests on the westernmost tip of Monterey Bay, is a magnet for wildlife, tourists, and scientists. Site of the first operational lighthouse in California and the first marine laboratory on the Pacific Coast, its beaches attracted camp meetings in the 19th century. Rows of tent housing that lined the original streets grew into charming neighborhoods of seaside cottages, lit annually by the Feast of Lanterns since 1905. Botanical and biological splendor attracted scientists like Edward Flanders Ricketts, made famous by his friend and one-time Pacific Grove resident John Steinbeck. Each year hundreds of groups use its famous conference center, Asilomar, and each fall tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies make a 2,500-mile journey to hang from the pines in great clusters of wafting wings.
Author: Kent Seavey, Heritage Society of Pacific Grove Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 07/06/2005 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.65lbs Size: 9.28h x 6.56w x 0.33d ISBN: 9780738529646
About the Author Seavey, Kent: - Author Kent Seavey, former curator of the California Historical Society and former director of the Carmel Museum of Art, is now a historic preservation consultant and a teacher of art and architectural history at Monterey Peninsula College.