Soledad, ca Daniel Aguayo

The Gateway to the Pinnacles

  • The translation of Soledad actually means Solitude in english . It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude"
  • And also my hometown.
  • Yes, that handsome devil on the sign is me.
  • This iconic sign is the first thing visitors will see when heading south from Highway 101.
The Salinas Valley Prison just outside the city limits actually makes up about 50% of the population.
The town of Soledad, CA
The setting of John Steinbeck's book Of Mice and Men was actually based around Soledad.
The only local high school located in the heart of Soledad, located at 425 Gabilan Drive just off of West Street.
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
  • Soledad is the home of 1 out of the 21 California missions built on Mission Road.

Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park is a U.S. National Park protecting a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California, about 5 miles east of Soledad.

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