The beautiful city of Monterey is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in central California. It was established in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra and Gaspar de Portola, and served as the capital of Alta California from 1777 to 1849 under Spain and later Mexico; California statehood began in 1849. Once famous for the abundant fishery in Monterey Bay, that changed in the 1950s when local fishery businesses collapsed due to over-fishing. Some notable residents have included: (painters) Arthur Frank Mathews, Xavier Martinez, Rowena Meeks Abdy, Percy Gray; and (authors) John Steinbeck, Robert A. Heinlein, Henry Miller, and Robert Louis Stevenson, among others. As of 2005, the city population was 30,641. A hand-tinted photographic postcard showing the Pebble Beach Lodge, originally located on 17 Mile Drive, in Monterey. On February 22, 1919, the Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Lodge at Pebble Beach replaced this log-cabin lodge. Postcard verso reads: "The value of all things EVEN OUR OWN LIFE AND TIME depends on the use we make of it. - A. Nielen."