Salinas California History
SALINAS is a striking relic of America's past, carved into a stretch of Highway 68 surrounded by lettuce fields. Captain Juan Bautista de Anza arrived in San Francisco with most of the first Spanish settlers. They camped in the area, along the route of what is now Jolon Road to the south.
Salinas was the first and only community in Monterey County to accept modern building designs on a large scale. His publicity began after dairy farmers from Swiss and Danish families moved to the city. The aim was to build a railway line from San Francisco to San Jose, in order to break the monopoly of the Salinas Valley in the South Pacific (S.P.). The town had a post office, a grocery store, an elementary school and a high school.
On September 9, 1850, California was admitted to the Union and became a state celebrating its day of admission. California became part of the United States of America in 1848 after John Fremont was elected to fly the American flag from the highest peak of the Gabilan Mountains and claim California for the United States. The American occupation lasted until the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, which made Alta California part of the United States. Monterey was under military rule and was the capital of California at the time, but it was also under the control of the US Army and the California Army Corps of Engineers.
When the 27 original counties were founded in 1850, the city of Monterey became a county seat and served as the seat of government until 1873, when Salinas was named for the role.
The country, now known as Monterey County (now the city of Salinas) and San Luis Obispo County, includes the cities of San Jose and Salina, as well as the city of Santa Cruz. The tribe also extended inland into Montgomery County, encompassing parts of Marin County, Santa Clara County and San Mateo County in the north, and parts of Sonoma County in the south.
One of the many land grants was the Rancho Las Salinas land grant, which partially encompassed the area of what is now Salina. As the gold rush came to an end and the temperate climate became known as the Golden Age of California (1848 - 1869), Salines City grew rapidly as a city.
My visit to the Steinbeck Center happened by chance, when I was reciting a series of poems in the Salinas-Monterey area. I made a short stop in Cannery Row, where I spent some time exploring it for the novel of the same name, written by Steinberg.
The concert took place at the Steinbeck Center on the second floor of the Salinas-Monterey County Courthouse in front of a crowd of about 100 people.
The concert was held at the Steinbeck Center on the second floor of the Salinas - Monterey County Courthouse in front of a crowd of about a thousand people, and will resume on Saturday, April 14, 2017. The permanent and rotating exhibition brings the history of the Salina Valley and California to life through a diverse collection of artifacts and archives.
Monterey County, where the surveyed area is located, is one of the oldest parts of California from the time of settlement. To find county records, use the online database "Doing the County Survey" of the Salinas County Historical Society, which you can find here.
Many centuries passed before the first European explorers came to California to establish their first settlements in the Soledad area of Monterey County. The life of the natives in Solesad and its surroundings changed when Father Fermin Lasuen founded the Indian village, which Pedro Font listed as Chuttusgelis.
The first settlement in Soledad took place when a small tribe of Indians settled in the Salinas Valley. It is believed that before 200 AD the Esselen, the Indians, settled the land on which Salinas is located and lived there for several hundred years. Between 200 and 500 AD, the Rumsen group of Ohlone - speaking people - were driven out by the arrival of the Spaniards and the first settlers of the county of Monterey, such as Pedro Font and his family.
On September 4, 1879, the Salinas City Index announced that the South Pacific had bought the Monterey-Salinas Valley Railroad to move the office from Salina to San Francisco. In 1886, the construction of the Santa Cruz and Salines Valley Railroad was completed to supply farms and ranches in the southern Salinses Valley and to transport goods between San Diego, San Mateo and Los Angeles.
In 2019, the average gross rent in Salinas was $1,707, and the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city of Salinses Valley is $1,658, according to the Census ACS survey. The data are also available for the vacancy rate of Salina apartments: in 2019, the average gross rent in Salinas was 1,077, with a median rental rate of 0.5%.