Observation Bunker Devils Slide

This observation bunker is built during the Second World War and is located south of San Francisco. It was part of the American coastal defense.
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@ 2013-03-27 14:06:59
Devil's Slide was the location of a military triangulation station and observation site used during World War II as part of the harbor defense of San Francisco. Prior to the advent of radar, military personnel would use binoculars and compasses to search for ships at sea and relay their coordinates to a central post. By combining information from multiple observation posts, a ship's precise location could be determined by triangulation. There were six military structures at the Devil's Slide: three concrete and steel observation pill-boxes, two concrete and earth bunkers, and a reinforced steel observation tower. The pill-boxes were used as hardened observation posts, and one of the bunkers was used as a communications and command post.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_end_station