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Salinas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Salinas Railway Station

 
 
The Salinas Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 7, 2015
1. The Salinas Railway Station Marker
Inscription. The train was important to Salinas and to agriculture.
Steinbeck's characters arrive and leave at the Salinas train station. Molly Morgan arrives at the train depot before taking the bus to the pastures of heaven in East of Eden, Adam's first load of iced lettuce leaves from this station. Carlos Bulosan mentions the Salinas freight yards in America Is In The Heart.
 
Erected by Salinas Public Library - National Steinbeck Center.
 
Location. 36° 40.749′ N, 121° 39.403′ W. Marker is in Salinas, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Railroad Avenue, Salinas CA 93901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237 (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Home in Salinas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bataan Park (about 800 feet away); The Steinbeck House (approx. mile away);
The Salinas Railway Station image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 7, 2015
2. The Salinas Railway Station
The marker is in the sidewalk to the right of the station doors.
The Sargent House (approx. mile away); Site of the First Salinas Library (approx. half a mile away); Salinas Temporary Detention Center (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salinas.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Artwork inside the station. 1 image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 7, 2015
3. Artwork inside the station. 1
Scenes from around Salinas
Artwork inside the station. 2 image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 7, 2015
4. Artwork inside the station. 2
Scenes of the California State Rodeo"
Artwork inside the station. 3 image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 7, 2015
5. Artwork inside the station. 3
The Southern Pacific Daylight
Artwork inside the station. 4 image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 7, 2015
6. Artwork inside the station. 4
Salinas Valley farming.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.   5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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