The One Month Nike

About 20 or 25 miles outside of Roswell, New Mexico, in the middle of ranch land there is a series of huge dirt berms. They are part of a never fully completed Nike missile base. It was one of two bases meant to defend the nearby Walker Air Force Base (of little green men and weather balloon fame). But for some reason the unit that was to operate it was activated in April of 1960 and deactivated in June 0f 1960 and the bases were abandoned. Today it seems to mostly be used as a place to go and shoot appliances.

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