Mojave has changed somewhat from these pictures. The "horn" type antennas have been removed. Only the center "dish-style" antenna remains. In its heydey, Mojave had both a MW tower,
and an underground station, to shield it from any nuclear war that might involve
nearby Edwards Air Force base. It is guarded by a chain link fence and security
The tower, plus exhaust pipes at right for the generators underground.
Entrance to the compound.
An apparent exit hatch from the underground complex.
Closer on the tower.
Note the security camera looking straight at you (me), and ventilation exhaust for the underground.
Nearby fiber marker warns of buried fiber, which replaced the old
cable. The fiber runs along Highway 58.
Mojave has both an underground bunker (to left) and a above-ground tower
enclosure (to the right).
Two phones. If one doesn't raise someone, you use the other one.
One apparently connects
inside, another to a remote location.
A sign on the gate has a number to call for deliveries.
You'll never see another one of these. This is probably the last remaining
Bell System phone sign in service. Obviously, the technicians have a feeling for tradition.
and was an integral point of the Long Lines network. It connected to
nearby defense locations. For more information, see Mark Foster's or Harold Peach's page at the links below.
Link to Chad Perkins' site on AT&T main stations in the Southwest
The Central Office page on this site
photographs copyright Daryl Gibson. Other sites involved in the
preservation of information concerning this network may use them with my
permission, as long as credit is given.
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