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ID: 7014451
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Salinas (inhabited place)  Salinas (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 121 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -121.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Salinas Valley & named after local salt marshes; expanded as agricultural trade center with arrival of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1868; rubber production was introduced from Mexico in 1930s; was birthplace of writer John Steinbeck.

Names:
Salinas (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Monterey (county)  ................  Monterey (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Salinas (inhabited place)  ....................  Salinas (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled at crossroads of the Spanish trail El Camino Real by Elias Howe in 1856
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1874
county seat (C)  ............  since 1872
agricultural center (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Salinas..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 354
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6028045
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 354
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6028045
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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