Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Air Force Plant 76
Air Force Plant #76 was acquired for the Government by Stearns-Roger Manufacturing Company under provisions of Real Estate Directive 6746A, approved 26 December 1956. This land (5.73 acres) was then conveyed to the United States of America under provisions of existing legislation by the Stearns-Roger Manufacturing Company under deed dated 5 March 1957, filed for record on 9 April 1957 and recorded among the land records of Kern County, in Book 2760 of Deeds page 540.

Stearns-Roger Manufacturing Company was under contract from the Air Force. The plant began production early in 1957. It was built to furnish small quantities of liquid hydrogen for the early activities of the Centaur Program on the west coast.

Operations at the facility were terminated in early 1963 and the Department of the Air Force reported the property as excess to the General Services Administration in the same year. Gary Drillind Company purchased the site from GSA in the late 1960's.
Source: US Army Corpsof Engineers, Los Angeles District (1991)
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