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The Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a state park, natural monument, and sort of a historic site in Laguinitas, California. It has always been a tourist attraction, being open to the public as early as the late 1800s.

Named after Samuel Penfield Taylor, the Samuel P. Taylor State Park can trace its roots back to the late 1800s, thanks to this man. He initially owned the land in the area around the mid-1800s, after getting some money during the California Gold Rush. He then built the Pioneer Paper Mill in this area, which was the very first paper mill on the Pacific Coast. He then opened the Camp Taylor Resort sometime in the 1870s, after the North Pacific Coast Railroad was created and opened the area to travelers.

Despite losing the property in the Panic of 1893, the resort continued to operate until the early years of the 20th century. It was transformed into a state park in 1945.
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