Soledad California History
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When Southern Pacific Railroad finally reached Soledad in 1872, the area became a popular stopover for travelers and a place to stay as they prepared to travel to San Francisco. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were people who took the train from San Francisco to Soledsad, but its proximity to Santa Cruz County and the Pacific Coast Railway meant that it was forgotten until the early 20th century. When the southern end of the Northern Pacific Railway line reached Solesad at 6: 72 p.m., it became an important stopover on its way to Los Angeles and later to New York.
Soledd's temporary farm workers population grew, as portrayed in John Steinbeck's novel "Mice and Men," which Soledsad uses as a background. There is evidence that the Nuestra de la Solesad mission planted grain and corn, and the monks even managed to grow the first grape the Salinas Valley had ever seen on the SoledAD mission.
The mission was founded in 1791 by Fermin Francisco de Lasuen and, after its restoration, has since become a great place to explore on road trips.
It was built in a sparsely populated area of Central California and the sense of isolation is evident in its name. The founder, Father Lasuen, did not name the mission after its surroundings, but glorified the means from which it came. Soledad was chosen as the setting because it is Spanish for solitude, a recurring theme in history. It is used as a metaphor for the two men who find work on a farm in the Salinas Valley, and is derived from the meaning.
Don Esteban arrived in the area in 1820 and after Mexico gained independence from Spain, he was given Rancho San Vicente in Mexico. The Rancho's work lasted until 1846, when the United States went to war with Mexico to gain control of California. At the end of that war, in 1848, Mexico ceded Upper California to the Americans, and a new round of land redistribution began. Spanish control, however, subsided, and the newly independent Mexican government intervened in the area, granting Mexican Anglo-pioneers numerous land grants.
Sometimes the federal government recognized the Indians as a self-governing political community, but sometimes the government tried to force them to give up their cultural identity, abandon their land, and blend into American culture.
This secularization hit Mission Soledad particularly hard, a property that served as the home of the mission's first president, the Rev. Jose Eusebio Boronda, and sat abandoned for decades until it was sold in 1946 for just eight hundred dollars. Although still best preserved, it is now home to the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society, which was built by Jose in 1846. "Consume organic" Borondas in Adobe. Today, the Soledsad mission consists of a reconstructed south wing chapel, marked graves and a historical view surrounding the site.
Adobe and 10 acres of land that her daughter Margaret Jacks gave to the state of California nearly 100 years later, and her son David, who donated the markers to identify their ancestral home. Vicente Sarria, whose story is the story of Soledd's last days, is one of two who appear relatively early in the life of the mission and have carried out so many missions that historians are constantly wondering about the presence of a Franciscan order. Among the people who lived and visited the area, there is probably the oldest known Native American burial site in San Luis Obispo County, which looks back on the history of the Soledsad mission and its history.
The viceroy, who had just approved the transfer to California, did not want him to return to Mexico, and Lasuen agreed that he would be better off elsewhere. When he learned that it was not possible to find a padre for Soledad, he decided to take up his post in the municipality of San Luis Obispo. Unrest in Mexico and growing hostility among Californians have put an end to the arrival of the new monks. Unmarried and without family, Soledsad moved him to San Francisco, where he spent his last days with his old friend Father Ibanez, whom he buried on July 24, 1814.