Monarch in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Ace in the Hole
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • Notable Events • War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 26, 1962.
Location. 47° 4.866′ N, 110° 49.496′ W. Marker is in Monarch, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on U.S. 89, 1.2 miles south of Missoula Avenue / Hughesville Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in a pull-out on the west side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monarch MT 59463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steamboats, Bull Whackers, and Fish Trains (approx. 10.3 miles away); Neihart Mining District's Heyday (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Mining Legacy (approx. 11.1 miles away).
More about this marker. This is a large painted wooden "billboard-style" marker, hanging from a heavy-duty wooden frame.
Also see . . .
1. Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 (Submitted on December 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Minuteman Wing I - Malmstrom Air Force Base. With the Cold War quickly picking up speed, December 23, 1959 marked the date when the Air Force Ballistic Missile Committee announced their approval of the selection of Malmstrom AFB to host the first Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Base. Five short months later the Minuteman I missiles assigned to the nation's first Minuteman ICBM missile wing would factor into becoming a major role in the Cuban Missile Crisis. October 26, 1962 marked the date when the 10th Strategic Missile Squadron Launch Facility Alpha-06 went on what is called "strategic alert" due to the discovery that the Soviet Union had been placing nuclear missiles in Cuba. Over the next four days, the 341st Strategic Missile Wing placed four more Minuteman I missiles on alert. After an intense and nerve wracking 13 days, the Soviets opted to remove their missiles from Cuba. There have been statements made that President John F Kennedy stated that the Soviets backed down because they knew that he had an "Ace In The Hole," referring directly to the Minuteman I missiles that were deployed and placed on strategic alert with the 10th Strategic Missile Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base. (Submitted on December 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 354 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.