I was reading a history article about my Annadel State Park I always enjoy hiking around in. Before it became a state park the owner of the land had a vision to build a country-style golf course here surrounded by 5,000 pricey homes! Engineering drawings for Annadel Country Club Estates were completed in 1957. Fortunately the owner suffered business setbacks in his other holdings and taxes on his California holdings rose by 700 percent and he began to sell off his Annadel Farms investment. Whew! I think this is the only time I have ever been thankful for high taxes. The state eventually acquired 5000 acres of the land and in 1971 opened it up as a state park.
Can you see a golf course here with the surrounding hills covered with homes?