Crescent City, California, is known for its crescent-shaped beach and lighthouse. Its proximity to several national parks protecting the giant redwoods makes it a popular tourist destination.
- Early 1800s
- European explorers reach the area of current-day Crescent City, which is home to the Yurok and Tolowa tribes.1
- European settlers arrive in the region.
- Crescent City is incorporated.
- Congress authorizes building a lighthouse on an island off the coast of Crescent City.
- March 27, 1964
- Much of the town is devastated by a tsunami triggered by Alaska's Good Friday earthquake.
- March 11, 2011
- The harbor is damaged by a tsunami triggered by Japan's Tōhoku earthquake.