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Long Beach WWII Battleship Guns are located at the Long Beach Harbor and remain somewhat a mystery. Originally located in front of the Long Beach VFW (before 1950) and then moved to Long Beach War Memorial Park on Church Avenue in the 80’s, and finally to their final resting place at the Long Beach Harbor. Some say they were surplus salvage from one of the vessels used during the war and placed as a memorial. Come admire these pieces of history.



                                                                   Long Beach Harbor - Highway 90

The magnificent live oak tree is 500-plus years old.  The Friendship Oak current measurements show a 50-foot height; diameter of the trunk is 5 feet 9 inches; circumference of the trunk is 18 feet 7 inches; spread of foliage is 156 feet. The average length of the main lateral limbs is 60-66 feet from the trunk; average circumference of the limbs at the trunk is 7 1/2 feet; the tree forms almost 16,000 feet of shelter; and lateral roots go out 150 feet.

The Friendship Oak remains one of the most photographed of History & Heritage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.




                                                        USM-Gulf Coast Campus, 730 East Beach Blvd


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