The Cannery Row Monument, Monterey

The Cannery Row Monument, Monterey

The Cannery Row Monument in Steinbeck Plaza features bronze sculptures of some of the city's most noteworthy historical figures. These sculptures have an impressive background that includes views of Monterey Bay. When you see these statues, you will understand why so many visitors consider this sight a must-see.

These statues are of bronze, with the image of John Steinbeck standing out. One of the features also featured on the monument is Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist. In addition to being a known biologist in the area, Ricketts was also a close personal friend of Steinbeck's, making him an excellent addition to the monument.

Four of the other figures pictured on this monument include Ted Balestreri, Bert Cutino, Hary Davidian, and George Zarounian. These were local business owners who played a significant role in reviving Cannery Row, which has helped increase tourism to this part of the city. Steven Whyte was the sculpture responsible for creating this landmark.

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The Cannery Row Monument on Map

Sight Name: The Cannery Row Monument
Sight Location: Monterey, USA (See walking tours in Monterey)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Monterey, California

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