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As the years passed, more buildings were constructed on the Farallones, including a long-range radio station and Navy base. And according to the San Francisco website Curbed, there were almost 80 people living on the islands during World War II. As the setting for a secret radar facility, it may well have played a significant role in the fight against the Axis powers. Photo Credit: schmez/Getty Images

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