Historical Maps

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1854 Salinas Map

Salinas South

U.S. Coast Geodetic Survey showing the Salinas River Lagoon, Old Salinas River Channel, and lower Tembladero Slough and surrounding lands....Read More

Department of Commerce (Johnson, W.M.) 1854
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Official Map of Monterey County

County map showing hydrologic features, vegetation annotations, rancho boundaries and towns. Contains great detail.

Courtesy: UCSC Science...Read More

Smith, S.W. 1869
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Map of Monterey County

County map showing hydrologic features, ranch boundaries, towns, and property lots.

Note: This copy is a photograph of large wall map at...Read More

Cox, St. J. 1877
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Mouth of the Salinas River (unofficial title)

A survey map showing the Salinas River Lagoon, the Old Salinas River channel and lower reach of Tembladero Slough and surrounding areas.

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Hermann A.T. 1879
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Underground Water Map Salinas Sheet

Ground water elevation map showing water elevations (sub-surface and surface) in the Salinas River Delta area from approximately Chualar to...Read More

Report of Bureau of Soils, U.S. Dept of Agriculture 1901
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Partition map no.3 in Salinas City

Partition map no.3 showing property belonging to the estate of Jesse D. Carr situated in Salinas City. Survey map of the Carr Lake vicinity...Read More

Hare, L. 1906
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Map of Drainage Areas In The Vicinity of Salinas, Calif.

Map of the major drainages in the Gabilan Watershed including the chain of lakes from Smith Lake down to Old Salinas River Channel, adjacent...Read More

Lou G. Hare, Civil Engineer 1906
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Reclamation Ditch No 1665

Map of the proposed improvement of Gabilan Creek (which later became the Reclamation Ditch in this reach). This map is similar to The...Read More

Lou G. Hare, Civil Engineer 1906
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The Improvement of Gabilan Creek

A blue print for the improvement (channelization) of Gabilan Creek and its surrounding swamp lands from Carr Lake to confluence with...Read More

Lou G. Hare, Civil Engineer 1906
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Monterey Bay Salinas River Southward: Revision of Topography

Coast and geodetic survey showing the Salinas River Lagoon, Old Salinas River Channel, and lower reaches of Tembladero Slough. ...Read More

Department of Commerce and Labor 1910