Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Reminder of North Dakota's Strength

USA Today: Monday, October 15 Bismarck - The State Historical Society of North Dakota has taken possession of a Cold War artifact - an Air Force missile silo. Preservation advocates want to make the silo and a former control center near Cooperstown into a historic site and tourist attraction. The society has $500,000 in federal and state grants but needs to raise $1 million.

The nuclear missiles are an important part of our history as Dakotans and should be represented as a historical site. I'm hoping that we can raise the money to preserve this piece of our heritage.

2 comments:

Hillbilly Willy said...

Hillbilly willy lives and works about 10 miles from a famous Missil silo that blew up several years ago because a young man droped an wrench in the site.

It was a major deal and is still talked about. Check out Damascus, Arkansas and the missil silo sometimes.

10-4 Willy

Bull said...

Good work, North Dakota!

The Cold War should not be forgotten, nor should the soldiers and sailors that sacrificed so much.

I regret that there isn't one of the "41 for Freedom" ballistic missile subs, say, a Lafayette Class boat, left as a museum of the times.