Monterey County History


Mexican Rule in 1822

April 1822, marked the end of Spanish Rule as military officials and padres of the missions swore allegiance to Mexico. Mexican rule changed from the Spanish system where there were no privately owned land to a land grant system. The decline of the missions was accelerated by the land grant system and the secularization of the missions. Only ten families controlled most of the Old Monterey Counties thousands of acres of grazing lands. During this era there were a few American merchants that benefited from the brisk trade. Among the prominent merchants was Thomas Oliver Larkin. Mexican rule was an era of much turmoil, political rivalries and landowner squabbles.

Juan Bautista Alvarado

Monterey became the capital of California when 1836 a successful revolt led by Juan Bautista Alvarado against the appointed Mexicican governor. The capital of California was previously located in Los Angeles. The successful rebels declared "California a free and sovereign state."


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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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Importance of Gun Safety

Most licensed firearm owners intend to use guns for defense when disaster strikes. However, while it is true that guns can be handy in these harrowing situations, another concern is often overlooked. If you don't have a steady hand or drenching yourself in sweat and panic, there's a good chance your intruder can take possession of your gun. So finding a good quality gun safe at a good price will ensure that you can avoid these issues. It could happen all too swiftly if these criminals have enough experience in their field of expertise.[..]

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Large Fountain Erected to Honor Steadfast Community

A residential community is only as good as the support it gets from its members. Luckily for us here at San Lucas, Monterey County, our residents are always willing to lend a hand when it comes to the welfare and development of the whole community. Through the years, our residents have worked on more community service projects than we can count and this is why we included them in reviewing indoor water fountains that would suit this occasion.[..]

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