Love for Laguna
In 1840, Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882) penned a realistic firsthand account of a sailor's life aboard a 19th-century sailing vessel entitled, Two Years Before the Mast in which he pays homage to the town that Laguna Seca Raceway calls home...
From the book:
"Monterey... is decidedly the pleasantest and most civilized-looking place in California ... [it] is also a great place for cock-fighting, gambling of all sorts, fandangos, and various kinds of amusements and knavery. "
While we're not sure we'd agree with him on all counts, it's nice to know that, for once, we don't stand alone in our thoughts.
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