How South Dakota Helped Save the World from Nuclear Calamity

How South Dakota Helped Save the World from Nuclear Calamity

Visitors and locals alike are often surprised to learn that South Dakota played a crucial role in the nation’s defense during the Cold War. For three decades, 150 nuclear missiles capable of massive destruction were buried beneath the plains, ready to be launched at a moment’s notice. Today, the National Park Service runs a historic site that provides a fascinating glimpse into the chilling past.

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