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23 Pictures That Show Just How Incredible Summer Is In California

~California dreaming~

Posted on July 17, 2018, at 5:40 p.m. ET

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A group of bodybuilders pose in gymnastic formations at Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, in 1956.

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Left: A man in sunglasses listens to his portable radio in Los Angeles in 1966. Right: People watch 4th of July fireworks at the Pismo Beach Pier in 2000.

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A Studebaker is parked in front of a trailer in Laguna Hills Park in 1956.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger lifts weights at Muscle Beach in 1977.

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Bikini-clad teens frolic in the ocean circa 1970.

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The intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets in San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love experience.

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A young woman dances in the sun at the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, held at the summit of Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco in 1967.

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The Sky Tram makes its way across Ocean Beach in San Francisco in 1964.

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Under a tent that extends over their station wagon, the Baldwin family members eat a meal from metal plates at a campsite in Yosemite National Park in 1958.

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A band performing to crowds in an old-fashioned fire engine at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim in 1970.

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Left: Cups and saucers filled with children at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party attraction in Disneyland in 1955. Right: A family rides the Mr. Toad Wild Ride attraction in Disneyland the same year.

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The Hart Park swimming pool draws a big crowd on a hot summer afternoon in 1998.

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Motorcycle police form a human pyramid during the July 4 parade in Pacific Palisades in 1994.

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Fishermen on Baker Beach enjoy the view of the Golden Gate Bridge under construction in San Francisco circa 1930.

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Left: Beachgoers relax at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente in 1950. Right: Marilyn Monroe reclines on a wooden bench during a photo shoot in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, in 1950.

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The sun sets over the Sunset District of San Francisco in 1999.

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A group of teenagers walk along train tracks in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1966.

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A park ranger from the California State Department of Parks and Recreation leads a group of about 35 adults and children on a sunset hike at Saddleback Butte State Park in 1998.

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Billy, a 16-year-old Asian elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo, plays in the pool while his handler sprays him down in 1997.

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A group of people take a dip in Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park in 2017.

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