The Mt. Umunhum Radar Tower in the Santa Cruz Mountains used to be the NORCAL West Coasts only radar defense base during the cold war era. It has always been visible from the south bay valley below. We used to go riding dirt bikes up there and be chased off by Air Force armed guards, but we knew they wouldnt shoot us stupid kids for 'trespassing'...
Heres its Story:
Mt. Umunhum: Return to the Summit | KQED QUEST
Well now its up for DEMOLITION... This is an icon of a time (before space satellites) that proved to be a good method of defense, and kept our country safe from invaders. It should be a museum of the forces that protected our lands for all those years.
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