Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Nike Missile Site LA96C
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. Welcome.
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.
Erected by Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
Location. 34° 7.727′ N, 118° 30.804′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Mulholland Drive one mile west of Encino Hills Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at San Vicente Mountain Park. The last mile of Mulholland Drive is a rough dirt road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17500 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles CA 90049, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured Mulholland Drive Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); De La Osa Adobe (approx. 2.3 miles away); Adventures of Superman (approx. 3.3 miles away); Van Nuys Library (approx. 5.3 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 5.7 miles away); In Honor of Pioneer Aviators (approx. 6.1 miles away); Santa Monica Forestry Station (approx. 6.4 miles away); Tongva Springs (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
More about this marker. Signs are styled to give you the feeling of a heavily secured and harsh military outpost.
Also see . . . Nike Sites Around Los Angeles. Website of Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro has details of all local Nike sites. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, Cold •
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