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Title
Killer dogs guard Valley's only Nike-Hercules Base
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Dean, Gordon
Contributor
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
1958
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph caption dated December 19, 1958 reads, "Fierce sentries - M/Sgt. Ben Mullins excites his team of sentry dogs at Oat Mountain guided missile center near Chatsworth. Missile in background is Nike-Hercules which has capability of destroying entire squadron of enemy bombers with one atomic burst. Dogs are used to guard base from possible night time intruders."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00114032
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d015_f3_i29
CARL0005291528
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/47641
Subject
United States.--Army
Guided missile bases--California--Chatsworth (Los Angeles)
Watchdogs--California--Los Angeles
Antiaircraft missiles--United States
Military weapons--United States
Mountains--California, Southern
Soldiers--United States
German shepherd dog--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Air weapons
Nike rocket
Santa Suana Mountains (Calif.)
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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