During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach. The beach is now an unofficial tourist attraction and the California State Park System has gone so far as purchasing the property and incorporating it into surrounding MacKerricher State Park. (images courtesy digggs, matthew high, meganpru, lee rentz)
liz lets go on a roadtrip up the coast, k?
Oh my god, VIcky…..
y’all ever realize how on ancestry.com commercials
they never go back further than 1865
afraid to see what’s hanging out in your family trees?
y’all ain’t slick
They’re afraid to shake their family trees because they know some of us will fall out.
Y’all have been SEENT.
DO YOU SEE IT NOW?
i think i just wasted about half an hour of my life staring at this.
It switches sides when you look at it using the left and right sides of your brain.
my brain hurts
tHIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY