Once There Was a Town: The Port Chicago Story

A photo-documentary with over 400 historic images showing the history of a nearly-forgotten town in Northern California. The once company-town of Bay Point, founded in 1907 by the C.A. Smith Lumber Company became the town of Port Chicago, site of the worst domestic wartime accident in US History when an ammo ship blew up, killing 320 sailors and civilians. Over the next 24 years the US Navy gained control of the town, finally forcing a buy-out of its 4000 occupants in 1969 to create a "buffer zone" for the Port Chicago Naval Magazine.