In 1942 and 1943, coinciding with the development of Hanscom Air Base for training Army Air Force fighter Squadrons, the U.S. Army Air Corps leased 16.5 acres. The facility later became the U.S. Air Force Strawberry Hill Electronics Research Annex.
In 1949 Harvard University purchased 63-acres of the farm land for use as an antenna research and test site by the Department of Physics and Applied Science. Evidence of past use for communication purposes is scattered through the woods to the north of the main trail. A rusting structure emblazoned with “U. S. Navy” contains ruins of Signal Corps electronic devices used here in an earlier age.
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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.