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Visit one of 16 Nike Missile Control Sites operated by the Army from the 1950s to the 1970s. These batteries circled the Los Angeles basin in what was called a "Ring of Supersonic Steel."

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Photo: Soldier stands guard over poised Nike guided missile. Four Nike bases form main line of defense for critical Valley area. September 8, 1960 (Los Angeles Public Library)

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Jenny Hamel

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