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Steel ring guards Valley from raids
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 3, 1956 reads, "Mountain chopped down - Launching site for guided missiles to knock enemy planes out of skies over San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas has been terraced by engineers near historic Lang Southern Pacific station in Soledad Station. Site is where golden spike and silver hammer were used to unite sections of railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1876. Portion of Lang station is shown at right. Nike station is scheduled to be completed by September and will be manned night and day."; See images #00145402 through #00145405 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army
United States.--Army.--AAA Missile Battalion, 551st
Guided missile bases--California--San Fernando Valley
Antiaircraft missiles--United States
Military weapons--United States
Military readiness
Air weapons
Nike rocket
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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