Near Wall in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Now imagine one thousand ICBM silos like this, each roughly the size of a football field, scattered widely across the American heartlands. Here you see part of the enormous system that kept the United States secure from a Soviet nuclear attack by threatening overwhelming destruction.
Delta-09 is one of ten launch facilities commanded by the Delta-01 Launch Control Center, located eleven miles southeast of here.
Missiles in the Minuteman silos had to be regularly maintained to launch at a moments notice. This missile is in a training facility at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 55.896′ N, 102° 9.577′ W. Marker is near Wall, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on 195th Avenue 0.4 miles south of Dillon Pass Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Big Badlands (approx. 5.7 miles away); Born of Volcanos (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jungle on a Seabed (approx. 6.3 miles away); Journey to Wounded Knee (approx. 9.4 miles away); Invisible Warriors (approx. 10.6 miles away); A 75-Million-Year Walk (approx. 13½ miles away); Dying to Become a Fossil (approx. 13½ miles away); Fight for Survival (approx. 13½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wall.
More about this marker. The marker and the site is part of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Other markers of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.