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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

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Pope John Paul II visited the Monterey Bay area on September 17, 1987. He celebrated mass at Laguna Seca Raceway where 50,000 people had gathered to see him. Also on the itinerary was an appearance at the Carmel Basilica before 3,000 people.


Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/18/87

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Excerpted from Pope John Paul II's Visit to Monterey Bay Area