John Steinbeck's Birthday
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John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas,  a town so overwhelmed by  immigration that it was at one point forced to consider closing its public library. His most famous book, The Grapes Of Wrath, was about White Anglo Saxon Protestant migrant farmworkers during the depression.

Here are couple of posts I did based on his 1959 tour of the US, recounted in his book Travels With Charley.

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