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The photographs of the Smith and Tate family, and other early Big Pine residents, are from two personal Big Pine
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Owens Valley Radio Observatory Construction - 1958
(Photos courtesy Caltech Digital Archives)
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Sections of the radio observatory arriving by rail in Lone Pine.
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Radio telescope pedistal construction

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Radio telescope pedistal construction

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Radio telescope pedistal construction
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Alidade assembly on the pedestal .

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The tower for the second dish showing where the polar axis will be mounted
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The tower for the second dish, with the declination axis for the second dish lying in front of the first dish

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Declination axis

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Installing the declination tube on the tower
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Johnny Harriman studies the polar axis, and hour-angle drive gears, for the second dish

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Dish construction

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Construction of second dish

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower

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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower
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Maneuvering the dish onto its tower
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Dish attached to tower

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Caltech Owens Valley deep space Radio Observatory

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Completed Caltech Owens Valley deep space Radio Observatories

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Completed Caltech Owens Valley deep space Radio Observatories

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