Nike Missile Site LA96C

Nike Missile Site LA96C (HM287R)

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90049 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 7.727', W 118° 30.804'

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Formerly a Nike Missile control site, U.S. Army 1956-1968.
Currently San Vicente Mountain Park, gateway to the Big Wild.
Restricted entry, vehicles with handicapped permits only beyond this point.

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During the Cold War this was a military reservation. LA96C was one of 16 Nike missile sites that protected Los Angeles from a feared attack by Soviet bombers. It was an active battery from 1956-1968 with radar searching the sky for enemy airplanes.
New military technology made the Nike missiles obsolete, and the site has been made into a park.
Nature is reclaiming the military ruins.
HM NumberHM287R
Placed BySanta Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 360445 N 3777469
Decimal Degrees34.12878333, -118.51340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.727', W 118° 30.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 43.62" N, 118° 30' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)213, 310, 323, 818
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Water and Power Pole Rd, Los Angeles CA 90049, US
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