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John Steinbeck set his book "Of Mice and Men" in the Soledad area. The town of Soledad is a busting small farm town that is quickly changing, with new housing being built. Soledad, is the oldest Salinas valley established settlement. Soledad is the Spanish word for "solitude." Soledad was founded by Catalina Manzaneli de Munras in 1873, named in honor of the brave padres who had lived in the now Soledad Mission. The Historic Soledad Mission is worth the short trip to see this well loved Mission.


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Downtown Soledad

Soledad Mission - located at 36641 Fort Romie Road, open 9-4, closed Tuesdays