Radar Station B-71
Radar Station B-71 was built in late 1942 and early 1943 as part of the World War II coastal defense system that stretched from Mexico to Canada. It is one of the few such stations remaining today. It is located in Redwood National Forest about two miles south of the mouth of the Klamath River along Coastal Dr. and about 250 feet down from the road (please note that the GPS coordinates give the general location of the trail that leads to the site). Three buildings are located at the station and all were disguised to look like structures belonging to a farmstead: a farmhouse (the power station), the barn (the operations building) and an outhouse. The station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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