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History of San Simeon



Prehistorically the local area was inhabited by the Chumash people, who settled the coastal San Luis Obispo area approximately 10,000 to 11,000 BC, including a large village south of San Simeon at Morro Creek.

San Simeon was founded as an asistencia ("sub-mission") to Mission San Miguel Arcángel, located to the east across the Santa Lucia Range. It is on the Rancho Piedra Blanca Mexican land grant given in 1840 to José de Jesús Pico. In 1865, Pico sold part of the rancho to George Hearst, the father of William Randolph Hearst.

The first white persons

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