There is no shortage of criticism for the rich and powerful but I have nothing but thanks and praise for the Hearst Family. From 1865 when Senator George Hearst purchased the family's first acreage in the area the 48,000 acre Piedra Blanca Rancho the area began to improve and the family has invested, improved, and respected and protected a huge amount of beautiful coast land and global artworks for us and our future generations to enjoy. The Hearst layed down an economic foundation for the benefit of San Luis Obispo County which continues to benefit the citizens to this day.
William Randolph Hearst and Julia Morgan "Planning the Dream," Hearst Castle.
During the 1880's Hearst built the pier and first warehouses, although he resided in Washington D. C. he visited San Simeon to work, camp, picnic and play. The Central California Spanish ranchos had been hide/tallow operations which newcomers like George Hearst replaced with beef and dairy cattle ranching which proved much more beneficial to the local community. Later beauty and economy of San Simeon was further enhanced by the patronage of George's son William Randolph Hearst and his ranch hands. Comfortable Spanish-style homes were built along the San Simeon cove shore for Hearst employees.
The real magic started to happen in 1919 when William Randolph Hearst began to collaborate with architect Julia Morgan and they started the process putting together the puzzle of artworks that Randolph Hearst had begun to gather from around the world and the vision seed that would become the famous historic Hearst's Castle on the Enchanted Hill was born.
San Simeon Cove, Hearst Warehouses and Hearst Castle on the hill
Summary Conclusion: Title: George Hearst and his son William Randolph Hearst collaboration with architect Julia Morgan and the Hearst Corporation as patrons of the Village of San Simeon California and as good neighbors to all California Central Coast; information of their influence on San Simeon and vintage photos of George Hearst and W.R. Hearst with Morgan plus photos of some of the buildings they built in San Simeon California.
Description: San Simeon California became what it is today because of George Hearst, son William Randolph Hearst and his collaboration with architect Julia Morgan as well as the Hearst Corporation operations around San Simeon California; Hearst's have been good neighbors to all California Central Coast and have left a positive legacy for future generations; information about their influence on San Simeon and vintage photos of George Hearst and W.R. Hearst with Morgan plus photos of some of the buildings they built in San Simeon California.
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