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The World War II Role of the Dana Point Headlands

The Dana Point Times has published a nice historical article describing the role of the Dana Point headlands in our country’s World War II defenses.  On this day of remembrance and patriotism, we thought it was appropriate to share this well-written article by Carlos Olvera, a Dana Point city councilman and Vice-Chairman of the Orange County Historical Commission.

The indescribable view of the ocean and the coastline of Orange and San Diego counties that the Dana Point Headlands promontory provides once acted as a strategic defense outpost during World War II. At an altitude of about 200 feet and a view of the horizon stretching to about 16 miles out, the city’s famous sightseeing landmark acted as a lookout against attack by the Japanese.

Read the entire article here.

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