William Randolph Hearst And Building Hearst Castle

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Introduction: 28 years. According to California State Parks: Hearst Castle, that ’s how long to took William Randolph Hearst to build Hearst Castle. Construction began in 1919 and did not end till 1947. Hearst Castle is a museum like no other. It is a 70,000 sq ft home that looks over the village of San Simeon, California. William Hearst called the estate “La Cuesta Encantado” which means The Enchanted Hill in Spanish.The incredible work done to this castle portrays the amazing talents people have. William Randolph Hearst had a thought, and idea when he decided to build this Castle and that thought has been constructed and portrayed in many different ways.
William Randolph Hearst was born April 29,1863 in San Francisco, California. His father was a multimillionaire geologist who gained his wealth from the California Gold Rush and his mother was one of the first women philanthropists’ in the United States. William received the best education, but was frequently expelled from his schools because of pulling pranks on teachers. He was even expelled from Harvard for sending his professors engraved chamber pots. By the age of 16, his mother had already taken him on 2 art tours. Hearst gained his love of art from his mother and his ambition and energy from his father. In 1887, Hearst insisted that his father gives him the San Francisco Examiner, a newspaper his father owned. When his father died, he left everything to his wife and left Hearst with nothing, but when
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