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Communications control console Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Communications control console Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
TitleCommunications control console Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Date of Original2006-10-05
DescriptionA view of the communications control console at the Oscar Zero missile alert facility, part of the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile site near Cooperstown. A keyboard, phone with rotary dial, and other electronic items make up the control console. A clock on the wall reads 10:40, and a tropical scene is visible on the far wall.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectHistoric sites
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Rockets
Military facilities
Clocks & watches
Communications
Organization NameRonald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site (N.D.)
United States. Air Force
LocationCooperstown (N.D.)
Decade2000-2009
Item Number2009-P-22-030
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 Site Photograph Collection 2009-P-22
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-22-030)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P22030
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