Military power at the Golden GateFor the first three-quarters of the 20th century, the Marin Headlands were fortified with weapons that evolved from cannon to nuclear warheads. The guns became more and more powerful, able to hit warships miles out to sea. Antiaircraft guns appeared on key hilltops during World War II, after the development of airplanes and aircraft carriers made aerial attack a possibility. Finally, during the Cold War, radar-guided Nike missiles bearing nuclear warheads were installed and remained ready for launch against enemy bombers until 1974.
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|Placed By||National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Ares|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 541469 N 4186314|
|Decimal Degrees||37.82330000, -122.52880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 49.398', W 122° 31.728'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 49' 23.88" N, 122° 31' 43.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||415, 510|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Conzelman Rd, Mill Valley CA 94941, US|
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