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       See also: MonterreyMonterey is a town (population 28,000) in the Monterey County area of Monterey Bay in California.

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  1. Spanish merchant Sebastian Vizcaino was the first European to set foot on the Monterey Peninsula in 1602 and christened Monterey after the viceroy of New Spain, Count de Monte Rey.
  2. The Monterey Peninsula is a world-renown golf destination with 26 public and private courses.
  3. The widely acclaimed Monterey Jazz Festival occurs each September and is the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world.
  4. The oldest standing public building in California is Monterey's Custom House, built during California's Mexican era in 1827.
  5. Clint Eastwood's famous movie "Play Misty For Me" started filming in Monterey in 1970, and included footage of that year's Monterey Jazz Festival.

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