Urban Crude

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The Oil Fields of the Los Angeles Basin
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Spring 2010
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208 The camouflaged Cardiff oil well tower, atop the Beverly Hill Oil Field, is one of the landmarks of Los Angeles’ urban oil extraction. CLUI photo THE LANDSCAPE OF OIL IN the USA touches every state in one way or another. Los Angeles is unique, as in addition to being notorious as a city that grew up with and for cars, it continues to be an active oil field. The CLUI focused on this subject for the third installment of a trilogy of oil exhibits in 2009.

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Unusual Real Estate Listing #24213

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Lookout Mountain Lab
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Winter 2011
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185 Lookout Mountain Lab. CLUI photo

WE REPORTED ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, the former secret government film studio, located in the hills above the Sunset Strip, in the Fall 1997 issue of this newsletter, as it was notable then for its mere existence. Now, Lookout Mountain is for sale.

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Through the Grapevine Bus Tour

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Merging With Streams of Transit
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Winter 2011
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169 The bus ordered for the trip was from the Nada Bus Company, a white bus marked “Nada” on the side, a word that, in Spanish, of course, means “nothing.” All aboard! CLUI photo

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Other Points of Departure

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The Rest of America’s Gateway to Space
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Winter 2011
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237 Old sign outside Vandenberg Air Force Base. CLUI photo

THOUGH VERY SMALL SATELLITES CAN be deployed from rockets launched from anywhere on earth, including from ships, submarines, and aircraft, larger space assets, like surveillance and communication satellites, are generally launched from fixed, land-based launch complexes.

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Centers of the USA

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Exhibit will Move to Other Centers Soon
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Winter 2011
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123 The CLUI trailer at the center of the continental USA. CLUI photo THE CENTERS OF THE USA, an exhibit produced by the Institute of Marking and Measuring and the CLUI, opened to visitors on August 14, 2010. The exhibit is inside a CLUI Unit temporarily installed at the center of the contiguous United States, north of Lebanon, Kansas, and it depicts and describes several of the “Centers” of the nation, such as the geodetic center, in Lucas, Kansas and the geographic center, near Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

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