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1941 - January 16 - New Aberdeen plant to cut airplane spruce.

1941 - March 26 - 30-foot shark washes up at Copalis.

1941 - March 31 - Feds sieze Danish ship at Grays Harbor.

1941 - April 23 - Anti-aircraft guns tested in Grayland.

1941 - May 9 - 900 on Harbor join IWA strike.

1941 - May 27 - Public barred from Electric Park due to sabotage concerns.

1941 - May 27 - Moon Island Airport construction ahead of schedule.

1941 - June 12 - Gov. Langlie dedicates Clemons Tree Farm in Montesano.

1941 - July 17 - 70 forest fires on Harbor.

1941 - December 7 - Japan attacks Pearl Harbor - United States enters World War II.

1941 - November 14 - Moon Island Airport gets CAA approval.

1942 - July 30 - Scenes for "Lassie Comes Home" begin filming at Lake Quinault.

1943 - June 15 - Boeing plant to open on Grays Harbor.

1943 - December 25 - Landmark 325 year old Douglas-fir Quinault and DeKay Road felled.

1944 - July 18 - S.S. Quinault, munitions victory ship, explodes in San Francisco Harbor.

1946 - April 1 - 2,500 inoculated for smallpox in Grays Harbor.

1946 - November 12 - Westcoast Airlines DC-3 arrives at Moon Island Airport; previews passenger service.

1947 - November 20 - Rayonier acquires Polson logging empire.

1948 - May 27 - Harbor in turmoil as cities adopt Daylight Savings Time on different days.

1948 - October 30 - 200 lb. sturgeon caught in Chehalis River.

1949 - January 14 - Largest Harbor train trestle, Bridge 15 on Clemons Logging line, demolished.

1949 - March 15 - Navy fighter plane crashes 3 miles north of Taholah.

1949 - March 16 - Television station KRSO-TV in Seattle regularly received in Grays Harbor.

1949 - April 6 - Parking meters now in use in downtown Aberdeen.

1949 - July 3 - Seven perish in La Fayette Hotel fire at corner of Market and H Street.



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