An 8-inch railway gun used for coastal defense. A gun of this type was placed in Manhattan Beach during the war. Battery E came here from Fort MacArthur in San Pedro and the men were quartered in the same buiding (516 8th St.) that is used for the present day Badmidton clubhouse. The gun was placed on tracks that were east of the Santa Fe track along the present day Veterans Park/greenbelt.
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