Photos of famous landmarks while they were still under construction.
In the early 20th century, Fort Bragg residents in California threw their household garbage over seaside cliffs. The area was closed in 1967 and over the next several decades the pounding waves cleaned the beach, by breaking down everything but glass and pottery and tumbling those into the small, smooth, colored pieces that cover Glass Beach.
Following clean up, the California Department of Parks and Recreation purchased the Glass Beach property, and it was incorporated into MacKerricher State Park in October 2002.
Thousands of tourists visit Fort Bragg’s glass beaches each day in the summer.
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