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Missile silos of Dakota, Grand Forks
Missile silos of Dakota, Grand Forks
TitleMissile silos of Dakota, Grand Forks
Date of Original1986
CreatorNukewatch (Progressive Foundation)
DescriptionThis map gives the location of each the approximately 150 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the eastern portion of North Dakota in 1986. The missiles were under the command of Grand Forks Air Force Base. Each missile silo was connected to one of 30 launch control centers where launch crews of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing lived and worked during duty hours in an underground facility.
Ordering Informationhttp://www.history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Military
Social welfare
Subject (LCTGM)Maps
Rockets
Military facilities
Subject (LCSH)Minuteman (Missile)
Guided missile silos
Intercontinental ballistic missile bases
Guided missile bases
Organization NameNukewatch (Progressive Foundation)
LocationGrand Forks Air Force Base (N.D.)
Grand Forks (N.D.)
Decade1980-1989
Item NumberMap 358.175482 N968m 1986
Format of OriginalMaps
Dimensions of Original56 x 44 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNukewatch (Progressive Foundation)
Place of PublicationMadison (Wisc.)
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryThe missile mission of the Grand Forks Air Force Base was abandoned after the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty of 1991. The silos were imploded; the last one was destroyed in 1998. The remaining ICBMs in the Great Plains were re-targeted to open ocean sites.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Map Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Map 358.175482 N968m 1986)
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDshMap358.175482N968m1986
OCLC number23165927
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