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Copy of The Salinas Valley

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The Salinas Valley

Salinas History
1930s
Good weather, expanding agriculture industry, government assisted building programs bought in refugees from the Depression and the Dust Bowl.

Largest river of central coast of California
170 miles long
Water flows Garcia Mountain
Primary water source for farms, and vineyards
Also known as the "Upside Down River"
Facts:
Primary agriculture is lettuce and artichokes

Soledad Facts:
Current population 26,478
100% urban
Found in October 9, 1791
Total area of 4.6 square miles
Many vineyards and wineries

Salinas Landscape
VINEYARDS
Demographics 2012
population: 154,484
median age is 29
average family size is 4
median household income is $44,387
Demographics 1930s
Population 10,263
majority population were Filipinos

Total area:
1.4 Million acres dedicated to agricultural
Located between two mountain ranges: Gabilan Mountains and Santa Lucia
75.5%

15.7%

5.9%

1.7%
1.2%
69.4%
Salinas Valley State Prison

Salinas Valley Geography
Of Mice of Men
Now and Then
2012
2012
The City of Soledad
Gabilan Mountains
Santa Lucia
Wineries
Artichokes
The Salinas Valley and nearby areas are the setting of the novel.
Full experience of The Great Depression
John Steinbeck childhood home
Home of many large farms
employed large numbers of workers
Connections to
Of Mice and Men

Salinas Valley State Prison
Academic, work programs, religious and self help groups
inmates are segregated into 5 ethnic groups:
Southern Mexicans, Northern Mexican, White, Black and other
Population of 2012 - 69,435 Inmates

Value Of Agricultural Production
$1.3 Billion
As of 2012
Soil ready for crops
13.5%
11.6%
2.5%
1.7%
1.2%
Salinas River
Largest river in central California
170 Miles Long
Also known as the "Upside Down River"
Because it flows northward
Salinas Valley Economy
Artichokes
Centralized around agriculture of fruits and vegetables such as:
Broccoli
Lettuce

SALINAS RIVER
Celery
Carrots

Tomatoes

Cool Season Produce
Artichokes
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Celery
Lettuce
Spinach
Warm Season Produce
Carrot
Pepper
Potato
Tomato

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