There is a fascinating discussion of this subject back in 1978 in the Big Sur Gazette.. The archives of these gazettes are listed in my links to the right, but to get you interested in going back in time to look at our history, here is a report on a meeting held at the Grange by John Harlan back 43 years ago. Fascinating read.
Make sure you scroll down to page 6 to see:
Will Big Sur’s History Survive?