Monterey County History

Mexican-American War 1846-1849

A peaceful Annexation

A weak and ineffectual government plagued Mexican rule in California. During this time American merchants, tallow traders, hide traders, whale and sea-otter hunters became well integrated into the Mexican economy. In a pre-emptive move to thwart a British push to gain control of California the American President James Polk in 1845 assigned Thomas Oliver Larkin to bring about a peaceful annexation. In March of 1846 John Charles Fremont headed a party of 62 armed volunteers and took up a position in the Salinas Valley. In July of 1846 Commodore John D. Sloat sailed into Monterey Bay with a force of 250 Marines and three war ships taking possession of the capital of California declaring that "henceforward California will be a portion of the United States."

Thomas Oliver Larkin

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CJM Furniture Opens Their First Shop in Monterey County

This coming month, Monterey County proudly welcomes brand new furniture warehouse, CJM Furniture. Set to be the largest furniture outlet within a 500-mile radius, we will be happily servicing homeowners from our area and potentially the rest of California. In fact if you find a better extra firm mattress anywhere else, we'll give ours for free. We're inviting everyone to attend our Grand Opening on August 28, 2017 (see more details below). The said event will be open to the public so why not gather your friends, neighbors, and family members.[..]

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