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Ellsworth Air Force Base, PX Service Station, 860 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



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Item Title
BWPhotos 214326

Location
860 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk vicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-V
Building/structure dates: 1952 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1954 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Significance: The P.X. Service Station (Building No. 2801) is located on a main entrance road to the base. It served as the P.X. Service Station until replaced by newer facilities located closer to the military housing area. The facility, while owned by the Air Force, was apparently operated by a major oil company under contract. It represents Ellsworth's significant growth in both size and function during the Cold War era. Ellsworth, one of the Air Force's major bomber bases at that time, served as a repository of a large portion of the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, and became home to a nuclear missile wing.

Subjects
Fuel Supply
Automobile Service Stations
Cold War


Related Names
U.S. Air Force
Sacony-Vacuum Oil Company
Groethe, Bill, Photographer
Rosby, Wayne, Historian
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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