The Press: Hearst

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The most fabulous dwelling place in the U. S. is the ranch of William Randolph Hearst. Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, it surveys the Pacific along a 50-mile crest of hills. Five times the size of the District of Columbia, its 240,000 acres give lordly privacy to its little capital. La Cuesta Encantada. On this Enchanted Hill, the monarch's castle rears cathedral towers to the sky. On the hill's slope, lesser castles serve humbly as "guest houses'"¬óCasa del Mar, Casa del Monte, Casa del Sol. Hard by...

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