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Hercules Missile Base opens in Valley
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 August 30, 1958 reads, "Dignitaries attending ceremony which marked first Nike-Hercules base to go operational in nation are dwarfed by huge weapon which can destroy entire enemy squadron of bombers with atomic warhead. In foreground at Oat Mountain Base in Chatsworth are, left to right, Maj. Gen W. A. Perry, Donald Douglas Jr., Don Belding and Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army
Guided missile bases--California--Chatsworth (Los Angeles)
Antiaircraft missiles--United States
Military weapons--United States
Mountains--California, Southern
Air weapons
Nike rocket
Men--California--Los Angeles
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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