The Santa Barbara-Las Vegas Connection
Picture courtesy of Mike Eliason
This is Bellosguardo. It was once owned by Huguette Marcelle Clark, whose is responsible for the Andree Clark bird refuge. Her father was William A. Clark, as in Clark County, NV. He basically founded Las Vegas. It’s an interesting story that was chronicled in Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.