Monterey, California

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Monterey is a city located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast.wikipedia
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Monterey Jazz Festival

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Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
The Monterey Jazz Festival is an annual music festival in Monterey, California that was founded on October 3, 1958 by jazz disc jockey Jimmy Lyons.

Monterey County, California

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Monterey is a city located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast.
The city of Monterey was the capital of California under Spanish and Mexican rule.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Aquarium
Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
Monterey Bay Aquarium is a nonprofit public aquarium in Monterey, California.

Monterey Peninsula

Monterey Peninsula, California
They subsisted by hunting, fishing and gathering food on and around the biologically rich Monterey Peninsula.
The Monterey Peninsula is located on the central California coast and comprises the cities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove, and unincorporated areas of Monterey County including the resort and community of Pebble Beach.

Monterey Bay

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Monterey is a city located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast.
The city of Monterey is on the Monterey Peninsula at the south end.

Old Customhouse (Monterey, California)

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In 1846 during the Mexican–American War, the United States flag was raised over the Customs House.
The Old Customhouse is a Spanish Colonial style adobe structure built around 1827 by the Mexican government in the Pueblo de Monterey, Alta California, in present-day Monterey County in the U.S. state of California.

Cannery Row

Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California.

Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California

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Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
Fisherman's Wharf is a historic wharf in Monterey, California, United States.

Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Monterey, California)

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Monterey became the capital of the "Province of Both Californias" in 1777, and the chapel was renamed the Royal Presidio Chapel.
The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo), also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Monterey, California, United States.

Presidio of Monterey, California

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Portolá erected the Presidio of Monterey to defend the port and, on June 3, 1770, Serra founded the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo inside the presidio enclosure. On November 24, 1818 Argentine corsair Hippolyte Bouchard landed 7 km away from the Presidio of Monterey in a hidden creek.
The Presidio of Monterey, located in Monterey, California, is an active US Army installation with historic ties to the Spanish colonial era.

Battle of Monterey

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Monterey was the site of the Battle of Monterey on July 7, 1846, during the Mexican–American War.
The Battle of Monterey, at Monterey, California, occurred on 7 July 1846, during the Mexican–American War.

Alta California

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Founded on June 3, 1770, it was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. In 1769, the first European land exploration of Alta California, the Spanish Portolá expedition, traveled north from San Diego, seeking Vizcaino's "Port of Monterey" from 167 years earlier.
Don Fernando Sánchez Salvador researched the earlier proposals and suggested the area of the Gila and Colorado Rivers as the locale for forts or presidios preventing the French or the English from "occupying Monterey and invading the neighboring coasts of California which are at the mouth of the Carmel River."

Hippolyte Bouchard

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On November 24, 1818 Argentine corsair Hippolyte Bouchard landed 7 km away from the Presidio of Monterey in a hidden creek.
His forces occupied Monterey, California, then a Spanish colony, raised the Argentine flag and held the town for six days.

Colton Hall

Colton Hall, built in 1849 by Walter Colton, was originally both a public school and government meeting place.
Colton Hall is a government building and museum in Monterey, California, United States.

The Californian (1840s newspaper)

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These include California's first theater, brick house, publicly funded school, public building, public library, and printing press, which printed The Californian, California's first newspaper.
The Californian was first published in Monterey, California on August 15, 1846, by Alcalde Walter Colton and his friend Robert B. Semple, from a well-used Ramage printing press that Agustín V. Zamorano brought from Hawaii to Monterey in 1834.

Portolá expedition

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In 1769, the first European land exploration of Alta California, the Spanish Portolá expedition, traveled north from San Diego, seeking Vizcaino's "Port of Monterey" from 167 years earlier.
Cermeño was followed in 1602 by Sebastián Vizcaíno, whose coastal explorations in 1602 surveyed several California locations for future colonization, including San Diego, the California Channel Islands and Monterey.

Walter Colton

Colton Hall, built in 1849 by Walter Colton, was originally both a public school and government meeting place.
Rev. Walter Colton (May 7, 1797 – January 22, 1851) was a Chaplain for the United States Navy, the Alcalde of Monterey, and the author of Three Years in California and Deck and Port.

San Francisco Bay

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The party continued north as far as San Francisco Bay before turning back.
The first recorded European discovery of San Francisco Bay was on November 4, 1769 when Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolà, unable to find the port of Monterey, California, continued north close to what is now Pacifica and reached the summit of the 1200 ft Sweeney Ridge, now marked as the place where he first sighted San Francisco Bay.

California Roots Music and Arts Festival

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Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
It is held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, home of the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 where Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire.

John Steinbeck

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In addition to painters, many noted authors have also lived in and around the Monterey area, including Robert Louis Stevenson, John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts, Robinson Jeffers, Robert A. Heinlein, and Henry Miller.
When their money ran out six months later due to a slow market, Steinbeck and Carol moved back to Pacific Grove, California, to a cottage owned by his father, on the Monterey Peninsula a few blocks outside the Monterey city limits.

Central Coast (California)

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Monterey is a city located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast.
Tourist attractions include Cannery Row in Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the theatres, galleries and white sand beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the golf courses of Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula, the rugged coastline of Big Sur and Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

Thomas O. Larkin

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Larkin House, one of Monterey State Historic Park's National Historic Landmarks, built in the Mexican period by Thomas Oliver Larkin, is an early example of Monterey Colonial architecture.
They traveled together from San Francisco to Monterey where they both boarded at the Cooper house.

Asilomar State Marine Reserve

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Soquel Canyon State Marine Conservation Area, Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area, Pacific Grove Marine Gardens State Marine Conservation Area, Lovers Point State Marine Reserve, Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area and Asilomar State Marine Reserve are marine protected areas established by the state of California in Monterey Bay.
Asilomar State Marine Reserve (SMR) is one of four small marine protected areas (MPAs) located near the cities of Monterey and Pacific Grove, at the southern end of Monterey Bay on California’s central coast.

Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area

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Soquel Canyon State Marine Conservation Area, Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area, Pacific Grove Marine Gardens State Marine Conservation Area, Lovers Point State Marine Reserve, Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area and Asilomar State Marine Reserve are marine protected areas established by the state of California in Monterey Bay.
Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area is one of four small marine protected areas located near the cities of Monterey and Pacific Grove, at the southern end of Monterey Bay on California’s central coast.

Manila galleon

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Vizcaíno landed at the southern end of the bay and described a great port, suitable for use as an anchorage by southbound Manila galleons.
Early proposals came to little, but in 1769, the Portola expedition established ports at San Diego and Monterey (which became the administrative center of Alta California), providing safe harbors for returning Manila galleons.