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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Well House No. 3, Menoher Road, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



B&W Photos

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BWPhotos 214212

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BWPhotos 214213

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BWPhotos 214214

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BWPhotos 214215

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BWPhotos 214216

HB1077971
BWPhotos 214217


Item Title
BWPhotos 214217

Location
Menoher Road, Blackhawk%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-K
Building/structure dates: 1959 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1996 demolished
This structure was demolished in 1996.

Significance: The 1959 Well House No. 3 is a replacement, constructed on the foundation of a small wood-frame well house buildings constructed in 1943 (during World War II). The 1959 Well House was probably built in response to the base's population at the time. 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 host to a nuclear missile wing.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Water Supply
Well Houses


Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Eilbeck, Kevin, Photographer
Slott, Roger, Photographer
Rosby, Wayne, Historian
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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