A pretty, if a bit tourist-y, coastal Californian town, located approximately 240 miles from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Originally settled during the 1860s (in part by Italian-speaking Swiss imigrants) as a quicksilver mining and fishing community, and later focusing on timber and farming. Today, the primary industry is Tourism. The modern town is divided into three areas: East Village, West Village, and Moonstone Beach. East and West Village are located inland and feature many galleries, antique shops, and dining. As the name implies, Moonstone Beach is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and features a variety of lodgings, many with ocean views.
Arachnophobia was filmed (in part) here.

Cam"bri*a (?), n.

The ancient Latin name of Wales. It is used by modern poets.

 

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