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

Site of the First Salinas Library

 
 
Site of the First Salinas Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
1. Site of the First Salinas Library Marker
The plaque on the top reads:
This building dedicated to
Truth - Liberty
- Toleration -

by the
Native Sons of the Golden West
February 22, 1958
Inscription. On this site stood the first Salinas Library. Funds were raised through the efforts of the citizens of Salinas and a pledge from Andrew Carnegie. Designed by Jacob Lenzen, the library opened Nov. 5. 1909, demolished in Aug. 1960. The above plaque was salvaged by Ted Ponton. Rededicated by

Monterey Viejo 1846 ECV Oct. 24, 1992
(E Imfamous Amos Humbug).
 
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 36° 40.308′ N, 121° 39.262′ W. Marker is in Salinas, California, in Monterey County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East San Luis Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 South Main Street, Salinas CA 93901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bataan Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Steinbeck House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sargent House (approx. half a mile away); The Oldest Home in Salinas (approx. half a mile
Site of the First Salinas Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
2. Site of the First Salinas Library Marker
away); Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 (approx. half a mile away); Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237 (approx. half a mile away); The Salinas Railway Station (approx. half a mile away); Salinas Temporary Detention Center (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salinas.
 
Also see . . .  Carnegie Libraries of California. Incorporated in 1874, Salinas' library history dates from 1873-74 with an unsuccessful effort to start a library through a joint stock company, one hundred shares for $25 each. (Submitted on March 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Carnegie Library
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The Salinas Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
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3. The Salinas Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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