[Image: Yodaville, via Google Maps].
All the Google Maps sleuthing of the Los Angeles “ghost streets” post reminded me of stumbling on a place called Yodaville—seen above—as previously explored here back in 2012. Yodaville is a simulated city in the Arizona desert, deep inside the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, used for targeting exercises.
It is truly in the middle of the nowhere, roughly midway between the Gila Mountains and the U.S./Mexico border.
Its official name is Urban Target Complex (R-2301-West).
(Related: In the Box: A Tour Through the Simulated Battlefields of the U.S. National Training Center).