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Index

CHAPTER 1: CAPE CANAVERAL BEFORE ROCKETS (B.C.-1948)

Includes:

Origin Of Cape Canaveral Remains Largely A Mystery
Ancient Residents Of Cape Canaveral Area Are Unearthed
Modern Clues About Native American Inhabitants Of Cape Canaveral Abound
Two Native American Groups Populate Cape Canaveral Region
Spaniard Ponce De Leon Explores Cape Canaveral
Cape Canaveral Remains Uncolonized But Is A Vital Landmark
The French Settle And Rename Cape Canaveral
The Spanish Quickly Uproot The French Settlers
British Flag Briefly Flies Over Florida
Cape Canaveral Becomes U.S. Possession By War
Cape Canaveral Remains Unsettled Until U.S. Expands Southward
Cape Canaveral Gets An Enduring Lighthouse
The Florida Mainland Population West Of Cape Canaveral Expands Rapidly
Cape Canaveral Is Settled Under The Homestead Act
The Threat Of War Begins To Shape The Future Of Cape Canaveral

CHAPTER 2: THE MISSILE RANGE TAKES SHAPE (1949-1958)

Includes:

The U.S. Selects Cape Canaveral To Host A Missile Test Range
The Missile Test Range At Cape Canaveral Is Approved
The Military Moves Onto Cape Canaveral
The Missile Range At Cape Canaveral Takes Shape
Launch Pad 3 Supports The First Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral
Patrick Air Force Base Is Born And Cape Canaveral Gets Its First Military Name
Cape Operations Expand Rapidly And The Air Force Yields To Contractors
Cape Canaveral Skid Strip Supports Its First Skid
More Name Changes For Cape Canaveral And The Range
First Missile Worker Dies On Cape Canaveral

CHAPTER 3: NASA ARRIVES (1959-PRESENT)

Includes:

Space Program Has A Space Problem And A New Spaceport Is Born
Cape Canaveral Receives A Controversial Name Change
The Range Receives Another Name
Cape Kennedy Renamed Cape Canaveral Via The Back Door
Air Force Management Changes Hands At Cape Canaveral


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