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Originally posted by Shadowhawk
The pond is "Slater Lake" (named for Col. Hugh "Slip" Slater,commander of the 1129th Special Activities Squadron and Area 51 during part of the OXCART program). It was built as a recreation area in the early 1960s and was even stocked with fish. In the 1970s it was gradually surrounded by Soviet-type radar facilities for Project HAVE GLIB.
It seems like someone "discovers" Slater Lake about every week or so using Google Earth. In fact, it has been discovered, discussed and explained countless times on this and other forums.