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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rushmore Air Force Station Boiler House, Kenney Road, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



Item Title
Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rushmore Air Force Station Boiler House, Kenney Road, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD

Location
Kenney Road, Blackhawk%252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-AE
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: This building possesses documented historical association with Rushmore Air Force Station, an early 1950s federal storage and maintenance facility for nuclear weapons. The station was a key component in the American strategic defense build-up which occurred during the early years of the Cold War.

Subjects
Boiler Houses
Utilities


Related Names
Eilbeck, Kevin, Photographer
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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