In the book Of Mice and Men, the story takes place next to what river?
Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men takes place during the 1930s on a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California. The river that the story takes place along, is the Salinas river. The setting is enchanting with yellow sands and golden foothills. The setting gives the reader the idea that the Salinas Valley is a land of golden opportunity for Lennie and George. This is the very spot in which the reader first meets these two men.
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