Digital representation created in 2017 of land use and development in the Salinas Valley and vicinity in 1900.
A digitized map created in 2017 representing land use and development in the Salinas Valley and vicinity in 1900. The map reflects private rancho; high probability of harming and Irrigation areas; land suitable for grazing cattle, sheep and horses with some agriculture; California native habitat (least developed lands); canals; railroads; pump houses, oil seep, population centers; 1898 USGS Monterey County Road & Historic El Camino Real; Salinas River Watershed; Township and Range; County boundary; historic Mission sites; springs; wetland, sloughs and lakes; intermittent stream or slough; Salinas River; as well as rivers and streams. Data sources include Bureau of Land Management General Office Records; 1905 Sugar Beet District maps; 1908-1912 USGS Salinas Valley maps; and “Geology and Oil Prospects of Salinas Valley-Parkfield Area, California” by Walter A. English (1915). [Details of 1900 conceptual map are downloadable as supplemental documents.]
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"1900 - Conceptual and Historical 1900 Land Use and Development in Salinas Valley and Vicinity [Draft]" (2017). Groundwater Basin Maps. 15.