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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Deep Well Pump House & Tower, Twining Street, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



B&W Photos

HB1078077
BWPhotos 214227

HB1078078
BWPhotos 214228

HB1078079
BWPhotos 214229

HB1078080
BWPhotos 214230

HB1078081
BWPhotos 214231

HB1078082
BWPhotos 214232

HB1078083
BWPhotos 214233


Item Title
BWPhotos 214233

Location
Twining Street, Blackhawk%2525252525252Bvicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-M
Building/structure dates: 1953 initial construction
Significance: The Deep Well Pump House and Tower (Building No. 1808) was built in 1953, probably in response to the base's increasing 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 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
Water Supply
Well Houses
Pump Houses


Related Names
Eilbeck, Kevin, Photographer
Slott, Roger, Photographer
Rosby, Wayne, Historian
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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