THE YEAR WAS 1974, and Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder topped the music charts. Richard M. Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign. Patricia Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. And “Ten-Cent Beer Night” in Cleveland was such a big hit with baseball fans that the Indians were forced to forfeit their game with the Texas Rangers.
It was also the start of a 30-year relationship between General Motors and the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.