Cannery Row

What is the setting of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck?

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Cannery Row deals with folks living around a series of sardine fisheries in Monterey, California. The time frame must be around the end of 1937, because it chronicles the growth of an ad hoc housing complex in the vacant lot: the Hediondo Cannery discards an aged boiler in 1932, it becomes home to squatters in 1935, who in 1937 rent out large pipes as sleeping spots for workers during a housing shortage at peak times.