Our Past Through Our Trash Historical

Our Past Through Our Trash Historical (HM1TJ9)

Location: Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Mendocino County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 27.048', W 123° 48.756'

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The strange and beautiful objects found along this beach started out as trash. Until 1959, this site was Fort Bragg's garbage dump. Years of smoldering fires and salt-water spray melted and twisted old cars, household trash, electric materials, and myriad other discarded items, turning them into fantastical shapes. Meanwhile, the constant rolling of the sort ground bits of glass and ceramic into smooth beach confetti.
Unfortunately, this historic treasure is disappearing as both locals and visitors cart off interesting objects and take handfuls of glass "jewels." The amount of glass on our beach today is a fraction of what it was in the early 1980s.
Enjoy our town's history, but please don't take our sea glass away. Ask others to leave our treasure on the beach.
HM NumberHM1TJ9
Placed ByCity of Fort Bragg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 430083 N 4367119
Decimal Degrees39.45080000, -123.81260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.048', W 123° 48.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 2.88" N, 123° 48' 45.36" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 W Redwood Ave, Fort Bragg CA 95437, US
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