Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is the first park site devoted entirely to the story of the Cold War. This site was once part of an enormous nuclear missile field that at its height included 150 Minuteman II missiles and 15 launch control centers that covered over 13,500 square miles of southwestern South Dakota.

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    Trivia Challenge: A Stockpile of Cold War History

    Aug 2015 | By Jennifer Errick

    Q: Numerous national park sites commemorate military engagements. Only one specifically interprets the history of the standoff that estranged two superpowers for more than four decades and threatened the future…


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