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Flower Flag- Visiting (1013)

In 1942, the good folks at Bodger Seeds in Lompoc decided they could do something really spectacular to support the war effort. Planting a 12-acre American flag of flowers was their way of saying thanks to all the Americans who were fighting the good fight. The company replanted “flags” in 1942, ’43, ’45 and 1952.  Continue Reading »

Lompoc Mural- California’s Gold (1010)

Imagine driving through Lompoc in the early 1940’s and coming across a huge 12 acre American flag made up of red, white and blue flowers. That’s just what people saw every spring for several years and it was a remarkable sight. In 1942 the good folks at Bodger Seeds in Lompoc decided they could do  Continue Reading »

Vandenberg- California’s Gold (811)

It began back in 1941 when it was known as Camp Cooke and served as a U.S. Army training facility for tanks and infantry troops. With the advent of the missile age in the 1950s, the land was transferred to the U.S Air Force for use as a missile training base. The first missile was  Continue Reading »

Devil’s Jaw- California’s Gold (303)

Watch Huell as he embarks on a journey to the most dangerous spot on the California coast and find out why it is called “Devil’s Jaw”; then visit the jewel of the California missions: La Purisima Mission in Lompoc, now a state historic park. La Purisima Mission in Lompoc: 805-733-3713 1992