ST. PAUL'S HISTORY
John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception."
John Steibeck attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church as a boy. It was originally located several blocks fron his house which is now downtown Salinas. He served as an acolyte, or altar boy, and choir member. There is a story about Steinbeck dropping a cross onto a visiting bishop's head and losing his head acolyte privilages.