Special Resource Study (1995)

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Minuteman Missile Sites: Special Resource Study (9MB PDF file)

This special resource study team was commissioned in the early 1990s, immediately following the START treaty. A team including representatives from the National Park Service, US Air Force Museum, South Dakota Historical Society and the Ellsworth Heritage Foundation studied the sites and conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the historic resources. Through this report, it was decided that designation as a National Historic Site would be the best preservation option due to the National Park Service's mission "to protect and conserve" historic resources unimpaired for future generations.

Last updated: February 20, 2019

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