There’s a reason it’s Steinbeck Country

King City, CA

J. Ernst Steinbeck, father of novelist John Steinbeck, was the first agent for SP Milling Company which operated a warehouse and flour mill in King City in the late 1800s; he claimed to be the City’s first resident. True or not, Steinbeck’s father put down roots here in the Salinas Valley and his son, our favored author, defined Steinbeck Country.

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