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Missile Site North of Drake, N.D.
Missile Site North of Drake, N.D.
TitleMissile Site North of Drake, N.D.
Date of Original1963-09-09
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of a U.S. AIR FORCE explosive missile being lowered and installed at a minuteman missile site along highway 14 North of Drake, N.D. The site is fenced off and there are many workers and vehicles around it. The truck that was hauling the missile cost $600, 000 and it had 2-V-6 engines that got 3/4 mile per gallon.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Air forces
Utility poles
Subject (LCSH)Minuteman (Missile)
Organization NameUnited States. Air Force
LocationDrake (N.D.)
McHenry (N.D.)
Item NumberS-746
Format of OriginalSlides
Color images
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Missile Site, Lowering van after missile installation, NW Drake N.D., Sept. 9, 1963"--Handwritten on slide.
NotesTruck hauling missile, cost $600, 000, 2-V-6 Engines, 3/4 mi per gallon, along H. way 14, N.W. Drake, N.D. Sept. 9, 1963. Minute man missile site, along highway 14. Missile site # A-2, along highway 14 north of Drake, N.D. - Information handwritten on other slides taken of the same event and day by Lester Burkum.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionLester Burkum Slide Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (S-746)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
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GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmS746
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