Area 51

During the 1950s, the Area 51 base, originally named Watertown Airstrip, consisted of three small hangars, a control tower, dormitories, a warehouse and a few administrative buildings. It was meant to be a temporary facility until all of the U-2 spy planes were deployed to operational sites around the globe.

( Lockheed via Laughlin Heritage Foundation )

During the 1950s, the Area 51 base, originally named Watertown Airstrip, consisted of three small hangars, a control tower, dormitories, a warehouse and a few administrative buildings. It was meant to be a temporary facility until all of the U-2 spy planes were deployed to operational sites around the globe.

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