The Salinas Valley and its little communities served as a source of inspiration for Steinbeck, who was born and raised in Salinas.
On the National Register of Historic Places, it is a Queen Anne-style Victorian house that has been renovated.
Its difficult and beautiful terrain draws hikers, horseback riders, geocachers, and mountain bikers.
From spring to autumn, it welcomes a few significant international racing competitions.
The wealthy businessman and local politician Isaac Julian Harvey, who gained his fortune during the gold rush, owned this historic home.
It is one of California's most fruitful regions, and local authorities refer to it as the "Salad Bowl of the World."
This adobe is another educational stop on the historical tour of Salinas' early years.