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Manny Crisostomo/Bee file, 2010

The Neptune Pool shimmers at Hearst Castle, designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for media magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. The estate in San Luis Obispo County was donated by the Hearst family and Hearst Corp. to the state of California in 1957 for use as a state park.

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