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Mojave Desert: Rice 

Another spot that is somewhat iconic. All of a sudden, while driving miles and miles in the Mojave desert, an old tank station to the right and parts of an old railway services building pop up: Rice. 

An airfield/airport/airstrip was part of the location, but nothing remains, unless some scars in the sand only visible from high above.  (I didn't have the info when passing by. Otherwise I would have done some more exploration: a pity). 

Some sources on the internet, mention Rice as an alternative test site for nuclear bombs during the cold-war: why am I not surprized ?

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