The One about Avenal, California

I recently traveled to the town/city of Avenal, California located in the Central California (Kings County) area. With a population of 13,195 (2015), the city is known these days for the Avenal State Prison which provides a thousand jobs to residents in the area. Named by Spanish soldiers and explorers, Avenal is derived from the Spanish word “avena” which means oats and “avenal” which means oatfield, as the area was […]