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Construction of Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Construction of Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
TitleConstruction of Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Date of Original1964-10
CreatorJohnson, Doug
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA crane works atop a pit dug for the launch control center capsules at the construction site for the Oscar Zero missile alert facility near Cooperstown, N.D.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectHistoric sites
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Rockets
Military facilities
Construction
Organization NameRonald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site (N.D.)
United States. Air Force
LocationCooperstown (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number2010-P-039-03
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Oct 1964"--Printed on front of photograph.
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 CollectionDoug Johnson Oscar Zero Photograph Collection 2010-P-039
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2010-P-039-03)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2010P03903
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