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Fort Bragg - Glass Beach, California USA

Glass Beach is on the edge of town, along the ocean. In the 20th century, Fort Bragg residents threw their trash over these cliffs. They discarded glass, appliances, and cars. The land was owned by the Union Lumber Company, and locals called it "The Dumps." Sometimes fires would be lit to remove the trash pile. In 1967, city leaders closed the area and various cleanup programs were brought on through the years to fix the damage. Over several decades the pounding waves cleansed the beach, wearing down the discarded glass into the small, smooth, colored pieces that coat the beach today. The area is now visited by tourists.

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