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The tiny community of Parkfield is located in the south east corner of Monterey County, about 112 miles from Salinas. Parkfield was named because of the settlements surrounding natural oak tree park. Parkfield is a quiet tiny town often punctuated by its many mini earthquakes making the towns claim to be the earthquake capitol of the world a dubious distinction. There are many geologic scientists conducting studies in and aournd Parkfield. The town has a nice hotel the "Parkfield Inn," the" Parkfield Cafe", and a small Souvenir shop. Parkfield hosts the "Parkfield Rodeo" once a year, every first weekend in May. This rodeo is the real thing where cowboys and cowgirls from all over Monterey County come to compete in this event.




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