The history of Santa Monica and Clover Park is long and interesting and the City of Santa Monica's web-site is an excellent place to begin to discover this history. Within this site, you can access the Santa Monica Library, and other areas for historical research. Here are some links:

Santa Monica history

Below are links to specific places and images of Santa Monica:

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Crumbling Pacific Ocean Park Pier, 1974 - Fred E. Basten Collection

Start of round the world flight from Clover Field in 1924

Charles Lindbergh at the old Douglas field on Wilshire Blvd. in 1927

Dummy plant erected as part of camouflage designed by landscape architect Edward Huntsman-Trout to conceal the manufacture of military aircraft at the Douglas Aircraft Co. plant during World War II. The camouflage was a residential neighborhood created of burlap supported by a tension compression structure to cover the entire plant. The dummy plant was erected adjacent to the neighborhood.

The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, 1951

RAND celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998. It was on May 14, 1948, that Project RAND--an outgrowth of World War II--separated from the Douglas Aircraft Company of Santa Monica, California, and became an independent, nonprofit organization. The new entity was dedicated to furthering and promoting scientific, educational, and charitable purposes for the public welfare and security of the United States.

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