CLUI Expands Presence at Wendover Airbase

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Studio Building to Undergo Renovation
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Summer 1997
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1249 Building 1860 of the abandoned airbase at Wendover will become a studio for the artist in residence program. CLUI photo

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Unique Commercial Satellite Launch Complex

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Under Construction In Long Beach
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Summer 1997
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1277 High bay under construction at Sea Launch's home port complex in Long Beach Harbor will be used in satellite launch preparation. The complex is located adjacent to a closed-down park at the end of a peninsula on Terminal Island. CLUI photoA UNIQUE FACILITY UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Long Beach Harbor is about to become part of the first completely commercial satellite launch platform system in the country, called Sea Launch Venture. The site in Long Beach, located at the end of an artificial peninsula on Terminal Island, on land leased from the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard, will be the home port for the venture, which will use a rocket launch pad that travels out to sea for launches.

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Forbidden Gardens

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A Little Bit of Imperial China in Eastern Texas
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Summer 1997
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1167 The Forbidden City, under a canopy in the rice fields of East Texas. CLUI photo by Mark Curtin

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Utah's Green River Complex Called "New Area 51"

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Actual Prospects of This Being So Seem Slim
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Summer 1997
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1270 The gate leading to the main part of the mothballed complex. CLUI photoA remote army facility eastern Utah was called "the New Area 51" in Popular Mechanics Magazine's June cover story.

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CLUI Bus Tours Probe L.A.'s Hinterland

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Summer 1997
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Three bus tours organized by the CLUI took tourists into the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles, as part of the CLUI's exhibit called Hinterland: A Voyage Into Exurban Southern California, which was displayed at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE) gallery in Hollywood, May 29 to July 6.

1117 Tourists travelling through the hinterland while excerpts from Antonioni's desert movie epic "Zabriskie Point" plays on monitors overhead. CLUI photo

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Summer 1997

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Summer 1997
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July 2, 1997
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. . . a landscape is beautiful when it has been or can be the scene of a significant experience in self-awareness and eventual self-knowledge.  
- J.B. Jackson

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Books, Noted

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A sampling of books new to the shelves of The Center's library
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Fall / Winter 1997
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Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles
David Darlington, 1997
The author relates his encounters with Area 51 characters, from politically minded anti-secrecy advocates, to the the many UFOlogists and conspiracy theorists and the folklorists that follow them. An intimate account of the culture of scepticism and intrigue which thrives on this fringe area of AmericaÕs interior.

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Desert View Tower

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Unusual Real Estate Listing #453
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Fall / Winter 1997
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1253 Desert View for sale sign. CLUI photo

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The Radon Baths

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Old Montana Mine Shafts Furnished as Radioactive Health Spas
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Fall / Winter 1997
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SEVERAL ABANDONED GOLD AND SILVER mines in the hills around Boulder, Montana, have found new uses as health spas. These radon health mines have high concentrations of radioactive radon gas in the air and the water inside the mine, a gas which many believe to be beneficial to the body, in limited doses. Said to be the only such health mines in the Americas, visitors from around the country, and many Canadians, come to spend a few days or weeks inside the mines, primarily absorbing the gas through the air.

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