Embellished with Nature

Dungeness was a gift of about 10,000 acres of prime land to show gratitude for Nathanael Greene’s service to his country. “The grounds are beautifully laid out, and are embellished with flower-gardens, and handsome groves, and avenues of olive trees.”

Appletons’ Illustrated Hand-book of American Winter Resorts, D. Appleton

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