The place that inspired Stevenson to write
his classic novel Treasure Island was
Carmel, California.

Carmel is a beautiful town on the picturesque California coast that is nestled
on the side of a hill amongst a forest of Monterey Cypress trees. It is about
100 miles south of San Francisco and about 275 miles north of Los Angeles.
Originally a community of artists, it is now dominated by the extremely
wealthy. It is best known for having Clint Eastwood as its mayor.

Stevenson used the Virgin Islands as the model for the island, Treasure Island.

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