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King City was named for Charles Henry King who established the city in 1886, to coincide with the Southern Pacific railroad extension into the Salinas Valley. In 1890 John Steinbecks father and married his wife Olive Hamilton. His father ran a bookkeeping and flour mill business. Parts of the John Steinbeck books "East of Eden" "The Red Pony," Travels with Charley" "Of Mice and Men" and "To a God Unknown"were set in King City. John Steinbecks grandparents homesteaded a ranch a few miles south of King City know as the old Hamilton Ranch. The Ranch is now private property. The city has a Municipal Airport and a Public Golf Course. San Lorenzo County Park is the site for a Rural Life Museum, Exhibit Barn, La Gloria One Room School House, 1898 Spreckels Farm House, Train Depot, and many camping and recreational facilities on the banks of the Salinas river it is a great place for a family outing. There are many traveler services in this bustling City.





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La Gloria one room school house in the San Lorenzo County Park

The King city Museum located in the San Lorenzo County Park

Monterey County News

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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