FROM THE ARCHIVE: Area 51 and the 'white mailbox'

RACHEL, Nevada (KGO) -- ABC7 News first took our audience to Area 51 back in 1997, to check for messages at what was known was "the white mailbox".

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ABC7's Wayne Freedman heard about the storied site in Rachel, Nevada, long before the CIA's 2013 acknowledgment of its existence.

It was a quirky place then, which is just the kind of spot Wayne likes to visit.

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Here's his story from the ABC7 News archives.
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