Northern California looks a lot different than it did in the 1940s. Luckily for us, some rarely viewed photos of the greatest generation, the generation that fought in WWII and went on to live the American Dream, are surfacing. Whether you look at these photos and see the lives your grandparents, your parents, or even you once lived, there’s nothing like a nostalgic throwback to this pivotal time in American history.

While the war was raging over seas, here’s a look at what was happening on the home front right here in Northern California.

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What part of Northern California or the country was your family in during the 1940s? Be sure to share your stories with us on Facebook! The history of that time should be treasured and told often.

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