From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, August 1945:
News of the Japanese surrender last Tuesday, Aug. 7, touched off an enthusiastic celebration in Crescent City with spontaneous parades and noisemaking continuing until the early hours of Wednesday morning. When Pres. Truman electrified the nation with word that the war was over, it was the signal that set off automobile horns, sirens, whooping, hollering and singing that was kept up for hours. A grand jubilee was staged at Memorial Hall under sponsorship of the local VFW post.