Near Wall in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Now imagine one thousand ICBM silos like this, each roughly the size of a football field, scattered widely across the American heartlands. Here you see part of the enormous system that kept the United States secure from a Soviet nuclear attack by threatening overwhelming destruction.
Delta-09 is one of ten launch facilities commanded by the Delta-01 Launch Control Center, located eleven miles southeast of here.
Missiles in the Minuteman silos had to be regularly maintained to launch at a moments notice. This missile is in a training facility at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 55.896′ N, 102° Touch for map. To reach the marker and the site, exit Interstate 90 at Exit 116; turn right if you exit from the Eastbound lanes, left from the Westbound lanes, onto Dillon Pass Rd; in approx. 1/4 mile, the road will turn left into 195th Ave; then drive 0.4 miles to the driveway to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Wall SD 57790, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Big Badlands (approx. 5.7 miles away); Born of Volcanos (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jungle on a Seabed (approx. 6.3 miles away); Journey to Wounded Knee (approx. 9.4 miles away); Invisible Warriors (approx. 10.6 miles away); A 75-Million-Year Walk (approx. 13˝ miles away); Dying to Become a Fossil (approx. 13˝ miles away); Fight for Survival (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wall.
More about this marker. The marker and the site is part of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Other markers of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.