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Riverview in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Nike Ajax Missile Base

 
 
Nike Ajax Missile Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, June 7, 2021
1. Nike Ajax Missile Base Marker
Inscription.  
This was once the site of an Army
anti-aircraft missile base, Battery C,
85th AA Guided Missile Battalion
which provided air defense to our
community from 1956 to 1962

This Nike Missile Dedicated
July 4, 1980
City of Riverview
Mayor: Peter Rotteyeel
Council:
Jay C. Brown, Jack Kesterson, Donald R. Capezza, Honor Shoemaker, Thomas Iverson, Jill Zick
 
Erected 1980 by City of Riverview.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 42° 10.335′ N, 83° 11.661′ W. Marker is in Riverview, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Civic Park Drive and Library Drive, on the right when traveling south on Civic Park Drive. Located on the grounds of the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library in Young Patriots Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14300 Sibley Rd, Riverview MI 48193, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverview Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Angus Keith House
Nike Ajax Missile Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, June 7, 2021
2. Nike Ajax Missile Base Marker
Riverview Fire Department in background
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); The Rucker-Stanton House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wagstaff-Duddleston Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Trenton High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Southgate Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Old Burial Ground (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historical Shipyard Site (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Riverview, MI Nike Missile Base. Excerpt:
If someone were to see the site today, they would never know about the history that was there, except for a lone monument present. The former launcher area has a Nike missile and a plaque dedicated to the site that was once standing.
(Submitted on June 7, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
Nike Ajax Missile image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, June 7, 2021
3. Nike Ajax Missile
Young Patriots Park image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, June 7, 2021
4. Young Patriots Park
Former missile site is now a Riverview park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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