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Salinas History, California

Salinas, CA US is actually the largest municipality and county seat of the Monterey County. This suburban city of Salinas is situated at the very mouth of Salinas Valley and is approximately 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Apart from John Steinbeck, there were other great personalities that shared this hometown and made Salinas an important and revered place in the world.

The beginning of Salinas City

Salinas saw its beginning in 1856 as Halfway House. It was basically a stage coach stop that lied between San Juan Bautista and Monterey. In 1867, this place saw the establishment of one post office with Salinas city being laid out. The city was actually incorporated a decade later. It got the name Salinas from the Spanish word for salty marsh, Salinas.

Early economy of Salinas was agrarian

Fundamentally, the economy of Salinas City is agrarian in nature. As this place is situated among the richest of the framing regions of California, a wide variety of vegetables and fruits are produced here. The very historic prevalence regarding the row crops here is documented by the aerial photographic interpretations of the Earth Metrics, the study that indicated the major cropland conversion to the urban usage over the span of years lying between 1956- 1968.

Salinas has been a hometown of great people

People want to know more about Salinas’ history also because this was the hometown of many great people. It has been the birthplace of the incredible writer John Steinbeck. In fact, the great artist of cartoon vice, Don Messick also lived here for a long time before he died from a stroke in 1997.

 Presently Salinas is being revitalized and developed a lot so that parts that have been destroyed by the earthquakes in the early 1990s can be renovated.

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