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Near Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Atlas Missile Silos

 
 
Atlas Missile Silos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
1. Atlas Missile Silos Marker
Inscription.  During the Cold War (1946-1989), this area became home for twelve Atlas missile silo sites — America’s first operational Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system. They protected the Strategic Air Command facilities at Walker Air Force Base south of Roswell. Due to problems with the Atlas missile, these sites were deactivated in 1965 shortly before the closure of Walker AFB. The abandoned silos are now privately owned.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 33° 22.086′ N, 104° 49.865′ W. Marker is near Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 314, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
<i>Back of </i> Atlas Missile Silos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
2. Back of Atlas Missile Silos Marker
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Atlas Missile Silos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
3. Atlas Missile Silos Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 211 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2022