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After this point in time, the aerospace industry took over as the primary local source of employment, where it has remained ever since.Today the city is even referred to as the "Aerospace Capital of America" because of its rich heritage in being the home of many of the aircraft used in the United States military.In August 1956 an unpiloted out of control Navy drone flew over Palmdale while Air Force Interceptor aircraft tried to shoot it down with unguided rockets.Many rockets landed in and around the city starting fires and damaging property.In 1964, the Antelope Valley Freeway, or State Highway 14, was completed as a link between Palmdale and Los Angeles.The freeway at this time ran all the way to present day Technology Drive.
The San Gabriel Mountains separate Palmdale from the City of Los Angeles.During this period, crops of apples, pears and alfalfa became plentiful. Completion of this road caused the local agricultural industry to flourish and was the first major step towards defining the metropolis that exists today. Agriculture continued to be the foremost industry for Palmdale and its northern neighbor Lancaster until the outbreak of World War II.In 1915, Palmdale's first newspaper, the Palmdale Post, was published. In 1921, the first major link between Palmdale and Los Angeles was completed, Mint Canyon/Lancaster Road, later designated U. In 1933, the United States government established Muroc Air Base (from an original founder's name, Effie Corum, spelled backwards) six miles (10 km) north of Lancaster in Kern County, now known as Edwards Air Force Base.The 1980s and 1990s were the decades that really started to define the two Antelope Valley cities.Affordable housing in the area caused a dramatic spike in the population. During that same year the Antelope Valley Mall opened at Avenue P (present day Rancho Vista Blvd.) and 10th Street West. In the earlier 1990s, the city of Palmdale annexed the Ritter Ranch and City Ranch (Anaverde) development which today is Southwest Palmdale.
It was at this time that talk about the future Palmdale Intercontinental Airport was seen as the way of the future.