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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 1




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Locating the Site

Map 2: The Air Force Academy today.[Map 2] with link to larger version of map.

The Academy property runs seven miles north to south and roughly four miles wide. The academic complex, known as the Cadet Area, covers about a fifth of a square mile and includes cadet living quarters as well as academic and recreational buildings. The 18,500-acre site also contains housing and other facilities capable of supporting a population of several thousand. Nearly 100 miles of paved roads link the various areas of the Academy.

Questions for Map 2

1. Locate the Cadet Area. How large is it? What types of buildings does it include? Why might these buildings be grouped together?

2. What other buildings and facilities does the Academy include? Why do you think these are necessary?

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