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Posted on: February 9, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Dublin and the Tri-Valley: The World War II Years

Listen to local historian, Steve Minniear talk about sailors, Seabees, and the stories behind all those old buildings you have seen in and around the interstate 580/680 interchange.

Sunday, February 16 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Dublin Library.

In 1941, the Navy sought West Coast locations for bases to ship men, material, and equipment into World War II’s Pacific theater. Local historian, Steve Minniear, has researched, collected, sorted, and assembled photographs and information from sources throughout the San Francisco Bay area and around the country in order to bring to light the forgotten story of people and places that figured into the tremendous effort to win the war. These include Camp Parks, Camp Shoemaker and Shoemaker Naval Hospital.

Steve's book, "Dublin and the Tri-Valley: The World War II Years," is set to be released on February 17 by Arcadia Publishing.

Steve is a Dublin resident, Vice-President of the Dublin Historical Preservation Association, and a member of the City's Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission. He is also a docent at the Heritage Park & Museums.

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