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John Steinbeck's Cannery Row
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 36° 36.973 W 121° 54.021
10S E 598333 N 4052862
Quick Description: A street in Monterey, immortalized by "Cannery Row," "Tortilla Flat" and "Sweet Thursday"
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2006 9:08:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMDY0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member iryshe
Views: 124

Long Description:
The original name of the street was Ocean View Avenue. When Steinbeck's novel became world famous, the city of Monterey renamed the street and it became one of Monterey's major tourist attractions. The coordinates above lead to the "Spirit of Monterey", a wax cabinet featuring many of Steinbeck's heroes. But I'd also like to draw your attention to three houses that played a main roll in the novel: Doc's Laboratory, Wing Chong's Market, and La Ida's Cafe. All three are still there, though serving diffent purposes.
Short Description: Stroll Cannery Row and discover the places where Steinbeck's famous novels took place

Book Title: Cannery Row

First Year Published: 1945

Author's Name: John Steinbeck

Name of Waymarked Item: Doc Rickett's Lab, La Ida's Cafe and Wing Chong's Market

Location of Item: Cannery Row, Monterey

More Information:
Doc's lab, La Ida's Cafe and Wing Chong's Market are the three main locations in which most of the Cannery Row stories take place.

Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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