But, there was a time when things were different. In 1930, at the age of 84, Mrs. Annetta M. Carter (widow of Nathaniel C. Carter) was interviewed at her home, "Carterhia." Mrs. Carter spoke of the changes she had seen since coming to Sierra Madre in the 1880's:
"It is not the same, even in daytime. Why, I remember when we could see the Pacific every day. It was like a silver ribbon way off there. But the cities have brought smoke to screen it and we don't see it as often now."
Ocean View property, right here in Sierra Madre. Nice!