Name: Dugway Proving Ground
Old World Name: Dugway Proving Ground, Utah USA.
Other Names: Utah Test and Training Range, Granite Peak Testing Facility (subset of Dugway)
GM Coordinates: 40°12’52.6″N 112°44’38.6″W
Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: Dugway Proving Ground (Wiki), Dugway Proving Ground Army Page
Leader: Not Applicable
Size: Not Applicable
Racial Makeup: Not Applicable
Affiliation: US Air Force (old USA)
Languages: Not Applicable
Religions: Not Applicable
Government: Not Applicable
Location Condition: Abandoned, some severe deterioration but in good enough shape to have active electrical systems.
Appearances: Ravvi and the Cemetery (11/02/18)
May 22, 2008 aerial view
May 2015, Aerial View
Dugway is the location of the telemetry system Leo utilized to first hear live communication from the satellite in geosynchronous orbit above Salt Lake City. Below is some highlights of the location:
Dugway Proving Ground is located about 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in southern Tooele County and just north of Juab County. It encompasses 801,505 acres (3,243 km², or 1,252 sq mi) of the Great Salt Lake Desert, an area the size of the state of Rhode Island, and is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. It had a resident population of 795 persons as of the 2010 United States Census, all of whom lived in the community of Dugway, Utah, at its extreme eastern end.
It is 13 mi (21 km) south of the 2,624-square-mile (6,796 km2) Utah Test and Training Range and together they form “the largest block of overland contiguous special use airspace measured from surface or near surface within the continental U.S. (207 by 122 nautical miles)” (383 by 226 km).
The transcontinental Lincoln Highway passed through the present site of the Dugway Proving Ground, and is the only section of the old highway closed to the public. At least one old wooden bridge over a creek still stands. The name Dugway comes from a technique of digging a trench into a hillside to create a flat surface along which a wagon can travel.
Following the public attention drawn to Area 51 in the early 1990s, UFOlogists and concerned citizens have suggested that whatever covert operations may have been underway at that location, if any, were subsequently transferred to DPG.
The Deseret News reported that Dave Rosenfeld, president of Utah UFO Hunters, stated: “Numerous UFOs have been stored and reported in the area in and around Dugway … [military aircraft can’t account for] all the unknowns seen in the area. It might be that our star visitors are keeping an eye on Dugway too. … [Dugway is] the new Area 51. And probably the new military spaceport.”