Saturday, November 15, 2008
Carmel's love of nature was present from the village's beginnings in the early 1900s. In those days, environmental awareness was rare. According to historians Harold and Ann Gilliam, Carmel "respected and enhanced the natural setting" from its very inception, and was perhaps the first town in the West to do so.
(Photo: Carmel River Estuary courtesy of Linda Yvonne.)