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In 1854, six years after becoming a part of the United States, a group of American settlers living in the vicinity of this route-junction opened a post office at the junction, which had been built over the salty marshes of the Alisal Slough, thus calling their town Salinas, meaning "salty marshes" in Spanish. Soon thereafter, in 1856, a traveler's inn called the Halfway House was opened at that junction in Salinas. (The nearby Salinas River, was apparently only later named by an American cartographer, after the nearest town of Salinas in 1858. Previously that river had gone by the name: "Rio de Monterey."). The streets of Salinas were laid out in 1867, and the town was incorporated in 1874.

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  • 1874 - Salinas, California incorporated

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  • News 1883 - EMPIRE MILL BURNED.
    SALINAS CITY, AUGUST 2d.--At two o'clock this morning the watchman discovered the Empire Mill in Flames. The fire had made such headway that it has im...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Salinas
    Salinas, a post-town, capital of Monterey co., Cal., in Alisal township, on the Salinas River, and on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 miles S.S.E. ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Salinas, a banking city, capital of Monterey co., Cal., on the Salinas River and on the Southern Pacific R., 18 miles E. of Monterey. It is the centre...Read MORE...


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    The Spreckels Sugar Beet Refinery, Near Salinas, Cal

    "Claus Spreckels’ first introduction to the San Joaquin Valley was as a railroad builder. He built the San Francisco & San Joaquin Railroad, which ran from Fresno to Stockton on what is now the ... Read MORE...

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  • 1953 - September 11 - KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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The Spreckels Sugar Beet Refinery, Near Salinas, Cal

"Claus Spreckels’ first introduction to the San Joaquin Valley was as a railroad builder. He built the San Francisco & San Joaquin Railroad, which ran from Fresno to Stockton on what is now the ... Read MORE...

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  • 1874 - Salinas, California incorporated

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1883 - EMPIRE MILL BURNED.
    SALINAS CITY, AUGUST 2d.--At two o'clock this morning the watchman discovered the Empire Mill in Flames. The fire had made such headway that it has... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Salinas
    Salinas, a post-town, capital of Monterey co., Cal., in Alisal township, on the Salinas River, and on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 miles S.S.E. ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Salinas, a banking city, capital of Monterey co., Cal., on the Salinas River and on the Southern Pacific R., 18 miles E. of Monterey. It is the... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - September 11 - KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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