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New Brighton has new Interpretive Panels

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

NEW BRIGHTON, CA – A series of new wayside panels were installed at the park’s campfire center. Written by local historian Sandy Lydon, designed and developed by Sean Laflin, BANG! Creative, the panels share some of the most interesting features of New Brighton State Beach.

Visitors discover the story of “China Beach,” and the 1880’s Chinese Fishing Village built at the base of the cliffs. A second panel reviews the history of the C.C.C. and their role in the early days of building the park. Another panel explains the presence of tens of thousands of offshore migratory birds, the Sooty Shearwaters. In addition, a new touch screen monitor spotlighting local park information has been added to the visitor center.

New Brighton State Beach is located off the Park Avenue exit off Highway 1.

For more information, contact Park Interpreter Jeff Barnes, at 831-464-5620. California State Parks

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