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Variety of activity underneath Valley
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Keeshen, Walt
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated October 22, 1956 reads, "Buried missile set for stratosphere - Powerful Nike guided missile sticks its nose skyward from underground chamber at launching site near Vanowen street and Balboa boulevard. This is one of many missile protection centers ringing San Fernando Valley. It is manned by soldiers from 551 AAA Missile Battalion based at old Birmingham Hospital. Guided missiles are stored in this underground cavern."; See images #00139211 through #00139218 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army.--AAA Missile Battalion, 551st
Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Guided missile bases--California--San Fernando Valley
Tunnels--California--San Fernando Valley
Antiaircraft missiles--United States
Military weapons--United States
Military readiness
Air weapons
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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