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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

 
Location. 46° 21.332′ N, 98° 17.937′ W. Marker is in LaMoure, North Dakota, in LaMoure County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue Southwest (State Highway 13) 0.2 miles west of Main St, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is in a wayside park just off the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Lamoure ND 58458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honorable Milton R. Young (here, next to this marker); Steamboats on the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Project
Symbol of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 2, 2017
2. Symbol of Freedom Marker
(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
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
Minnuteman Missle image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk
3. Minnuteman Missle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. 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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