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Nikes point skyward as defiance of any attack
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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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 April 21, 1959 reads, "Meanest brothers in area - As 1st Lt. Herbert Williams talks to guests at mile-high Mt. Gleason Nike Base, two missiles, Nike-Ajax in background, forerunner, and its big brother, Nike Hercules in foreground, stand erected on launchers, ready for firing except for final connection. Installation was second in area to receive Hercules."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army
Guided missile bases--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Antiaircraft missiles--United States
Military weapons--United States
Mountains--California, Southern
Air weapons
Nike rocket
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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