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California's Glass Beach

From 1950 to 1967, state officials say, a lumber company owned the land, but most of Fort Bragg used this beach as a dump, leaving tons of garbage, glass, china, spark plugs and engine blocks to rust and crumble at the edge of the Pacific, occasionally reducing the pile with a fire or two.

Then in the 1960s, people wised up and cleaned up, allowing nature to transform that embarrassing history into a striking attribute.

In 2003, the state bought the 38-acre property for $2.48 million. So now Glass Beach, just south of Pudding Creek, is part of MacKerricher State Park.


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