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

Salinas Valley Cookwagon, c. 1888 / Cookwagon

 
 
Salinas Valley Cookwagon, c. 1888 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
1. Salinas Valley Cookwagon, c. 1888 Marker
Inscription.
Salinas Valley Cookwagon, c1888
Originally owned by Paul Talbot, this cookwagon was used on the Henry Dunphy Ranch, now the Salinas Land Co. The Smart brothers purchased the wagon in the 1930s and used it into the 1940s. Under the direction of Tom Thwaits and Bob Hinzman, the wagon was restored by the Community Service Crew of Soledad Prison with funds donated by the Odd Fellows
Cookwagon
This Cook Wagon was used by the late Paul Talbot from the turn-of-century to 1920. Talbot farmed the land on the west side of the Salinas River from Pine Canyon to Greenfield, approximately 16,000 acres. The wagon followed Harvester Crews during the harvest season.

Donated by William Smart in memory of his brother, Lester

Restored thanks to funds from I.O.O.F. San Bernabe Lodge, No. 358
(?)nor Rebekah Lodge #174
 
Location. 36° 12.391′ N, 121° 8.803′ W. Marker is in King City, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from San Lorenzo Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The markers and cookwagon are located in San Lorenzo Park. The Salinas Cookwagon is part of the Monterey County Agriculture and Rural Life Museum. Marker is in this post office area: King City CA 93930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Cook Wagon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
2. Cook Wagon and Marker
This second marker is mounted on the side of the wagon.
At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wind Power (within shouting distance of this marker); La Gloria Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); De Anza Expedition 1775-1776 (about 700 feet away); Mission San Antonio de Padua (approx. mile away); Metz Field/ Chapin Int'l Airport (approx. 9.1 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 14.4 miles away); First Marriage in California (approx. 14 miles away); The Hacienda (approx. 14.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King City.
 
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Salinas Valley Cookwagon, c1888 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
3. Salinas Valley Cookwagon, c1888 and Marker
The marker is mounted on a sign post in front of the cookwagon.
Salinas Valley Cookwagon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
4. Salinas Valley Cookwagon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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