During World War II, Fort Mason was the headquarters for the entire port operation, which included three separate commands: Fort Mason, Oakland Army Base and Camp Stoneman (Pittsburg, CA). In addition to standard army facilities, the headquarters also contained a post exchange cafeteria, a postal center, a theatre, a bowling alley, tennis courts and a barber and beauty shop. In the 1970s, most of these buildings were removed and Fort Mason's Great Meadow was created. Fort Mason is now headquarters for Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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