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Eastern Test Range

During the years that Merritt Island changed from citrus groves, sand bars, and swamps to a major launch site, the local communities reflected dramatic growth. The area had no major city like Houston; further, no one community dominated the Cape area as Huntsville did the environs of Marshall. Instead, the newcomers dispersed over a wide area.

4204_m311_etr.jpg - 78.6 K SOURCE: NASA SP-4204 Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations (Washington, D.C.: , 1978). By Charles D. Benson and William Barnaby Faherty.

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