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Recreation room Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Recreation room Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
TitleRecreation room Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Date of Original2008-04-08
DescriptionA view of the recreation room at the Oscar Zero launch control support building, part of the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site near Cooperstown. A ping pong and foosball table are visible, and a billiard table is visible at the back. Books also sit in bookshelves.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectHistoric sites
Military
Sports & Recreation
Entertainment
Subject (LCTGM)Rockets
Military facilities
Table tennis
Billiards
Books
Bookcases
Recreation rooms
Organization NameRonald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site (N.D.)
United States. Air Force
LocationCooperstown (N.D.)
Decade2000-2009
Item Number2009-P-23-11
Format of OriginalDigital photographs
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown served an important role as part of the United States' strategy of nuclear deterrence during the Cold War years. The confrontation between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) put our military on continuous alert. The U.S. Air Force started deploying solid-fuel Minuteman missiles near bases in Montana, Missouri, Wyoming, and the Dakotas in the 1960s. Directly on the front lines of the Cold War, the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site preserves and interprets the story of the Minuteman missile system as well as the people working in and living around the missile sites. Constructed as part of the Grand Forks Air Force Base's 321 Missile Wing, the Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility (MAF) and the November-33 Launch Facility (LF) were completed in 1965, with Minuteman II missiles installed shortly after completion.
External Resourcehttp://history.nd.gov/historicsites/minutemanmissile/index.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOscar Zero Photograph Collection 2009-P-23
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-23-11)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P2311
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