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Step back in time following the footsteps of pioneers and adventurers along this short section of the National Old Trails Road in Arizona, part of a 3096-mile road that once connected the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Established in 1912 as part of the Ocean to Ocean Highway, this iconic road passes through the starkly beautiful desert landscape south of Yucca. Along the route, you'll encounter a fascinating chapter in American history. This area played an important role in World War II. During the war, the Army used a radar gap filler station along the National Old Trails Road, while nearby Bell P-39 and P-63 fighters routinely flew overhead, practicing in the Yucca Air to Air Gunnery Range. Today, visitors can still see evidence of this activity, with bullets and casings from the fighter planes scattered across the rugged desert landscape.
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