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Boswell Bay White Alice Site, Cordova, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK



B&W Photos

HB4708
Overview Of Site, Looking Southwest


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Item Title


Location
Cordova vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-21
Building/structure dates: 1959 initial construction
Significance: The Boswell Bay White Alice Site (49COR312) is significant because it played an essential part in the air defense system for the United States as one of the communication links between the radar systems of the District Early Warning (DEW) Line and the military command centers and air fields in Alaska and the Lower 48. It is also significant as a representative of a type of technology and facility which was considered state-of-the-art for a very short period of time (1954-1971) and has since been supplanted by a more efficient and sophisticated system.

Related Names
Western Electric Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW OF SITE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST


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