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Young boy on tour in sleeping area, Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Young boy on tour in sleeping area, Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
TitleYoung boy on tour in sleeping area, Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Date of Original2009-07-31
CreatorCampbell, Beth
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA young boy pauses near the sleeping quarters in the Oscar Zero launch capsule, part of the Ronal Reagan Minuteman Missile Site near Cooperstown. A curtained bunk is visible on one side, and the other walls are lined with equipment.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectHistoric sites
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Rockets
Military facilities
Boys
Beds
Organization NameRonald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site (N.D.)
United States. Air Force
LocationCooperstown (N.D.)
Decade2000-2009
Item Number2009-P-24-098
Format of OriginalDigital photographs
NotesTitle 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 Grand Opening Photograph Collection 2009-P-24
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-24-098)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P24098
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