1971 article on the history of San Onofre State Beach
Very interesting to read about the politics. Huge kudos to President Nixon for sticking to his guns. Craig Van Note wrote this story in 1971, originally for the San Clemente Sun-Post, but this reprint is from Surfer Magazine.
And while we're at it, here's a couple pictures of the Duke visiting San Onofre in the 1930's.