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Buckley Air National Guard Base

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1942, U.S. Army. 18500 E. 6th Ave.

The base landmarks, visible from throughout the metro area, are six giant white “golf balls,” radar towers (1970) consisting of vinyl-covered geodesic domes protecting large parabolic dishes. Inflexible as the Maginot Line, the dishes are permanently pointed to the north.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Buckley Air National Guard Base", [Aurora, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-AH41.

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