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LaMoure in LaMoure County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Symbol of Freedom

 
 
Symbol of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 2, 2017
1. Symbol of Freedom Marker
Inscription.  
This deactivated missile is part of the Weapon System 133 Minuteman with the type and model being LCM 30. It was placed, along with many others, along the northern border of North Dakota to protect against war with Russia during the Cold War in the 1960's.

Missile Specifications

Speed....... more than 15,000 mph (Mach 22 plus)
Range....... more than 8,000 miles
Length....... 55 to 58 feet
Diameter....... about 6 feet
Launch Weight....... 72,000 to 74,000 pounds
Power System........ three stage solid propellant
Status....... operational

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Cold.
 
Location. 46° 21.332′ N, 98° 17.937′ W. Marker is in LaMoure, North Dakota, in LaMoure County. Memorial is on 3rd Avenue Southwest (State Highway 13) 0.2 miles west of Main St, on the left when traveling east. This marker is in a wayside park just off the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamoure ND 58458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honorable Milton R. Young
Symbol of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 2, 2017
2. Symbol of Freedom Marker
(here, next to this marker); Steamboats on the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Project (approx. 0.4 miles away); LaMoure County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carroll House (approx. 14.7 miles away); Stagecoach Relay Station (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Minuteman
 
Minnuteman Missle image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk
3. Minnuteman Missle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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