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Chualar is a small farming town just 1o miles south of Salinas. Chualar had its beginnings when in 1874 David Jacks set aside a portion of his Rancho Chualar for the town. Chualar is the Spanish adaptation of the Indian word that means "place where chual (pigweed) grows."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspiring mural painted on the Chualar Elementary School