Friday, February 24, 2012

Historic Carmel Valley

Among the first European immigrants to settle and farm the fertile valleys of the Central Coast were Englishmen James Meadows and Edward Berwick, the Irishman William Hatton, and the Scottish William Martin. Hatton became a dairy manager for the Carmel Valley operations supporting the Hotel Del Monte and rose to become manager of the extensive Pacific Improvement Company operations in Carmel Valley, with his headquarters at a rebuilt Los Laureles ranch house. Chinese labor ditched and piped water from an early dam at Los Padres to the Hotel Del Monte and Monterey Peninsula cities.

From: The Guide to Historic Carmel Valley

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