Even the Logo was Phony: Big Sur Naval Base Cold War Secrets Revealed

Abandoned Cold War Naval Facility (NAVFAC) building with view of Point Sur

“We had heroes in the Cold War” — Carol O’Neil, State Park Volunteer Historian

Story and photographs by David A. Laws

John le Carré dismissed Cold War spy heroes as “ A squalid procession of vain fools” in his 1963 espionage novel The Spy Who




Bay Area Travel Writers tell stories through media, old and new — newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, blogs, videos, books, and online publications.

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David A. Laws

David A. Laws

I photograph and write about Gardens, Nature, Travel, and the history of Silicon Valley from my home on the Monterey Peninsula in California.

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