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Artifact Archive: Dump Beach


This image of "Dump Beach" is from a group of CIC photos donated to the Clausen Memorial Museum by Polly Lee.

In 1957, the Civic Improvement Council (CIC) was formed, initiating a campaign to clean up the town and fix up "gray, drab" Harbor Drive. Eighteen organizations attended the first meeting, and Anti-Litter, Swimming Pool at Sandy Beach, School and Hospital Landscaping, and the Garbage Dump were targeted. Officers were Mrs. Oscar Sandvik, Mrs. Gordon Parr, Mrs. Eldor Lee, and Mrs. Adolph Mathisen. Civic Pride Week cleanups enlisted students, the public and other organizations to help clean up the town of litter, abandoned cars and rats. In the 1960s it was noted the CIC was a factor in women...

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