Monterey County History


Prehistoric Monterey County

Twenty eight million years ago in the Miocene Epoch the Salinas valley was covered by a sea, rimed with islands now the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountains. Volcanoes dotted the Santa Lucia and Gabilan mountain ranges and created the inspiring Pinnacles Monument. Over sixteen million years clay and silt built up in the Miocene sea. The thick mud was layered with the countless bodies of marine animals. In recent times the mud silt turned hard rock called "Carmel Stone"was mined and used commonly for building homes in the Monterey County area.

The Pleistocene Epoch paralleled the great Ice Age but glaciers did not exist in the coastal ranges. The great Ice Age in the coastal areas marked a time when there was a great amount of rain fall and the coastal mountain ranges were uplifted and changed dramatically. Giant bison, Saber tooth tigers and mammoths roamed what is now Monterey County during the Pleistocene Epoch. The Monterey Cypress tree is a relic of the Pleistocene Epoch the still exists today. The California Condor proved it could survive the Ice Age only to become nearly extinct in modern times.

Todays California Condor is a relic of prehistoric times
A home built entirely of Carmel Stone




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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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