|About the Book|
Go inside a Nike missile site! The Nike missile launch site located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Marin Headlands is the only mechanically operational Nike launch site in the United States. It was left in operational condition by theMoreGo inside a Nike missile site! The Nike missile launch site located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Marin Headlands is the only mechanically operational Nike launch site in the United States. It was left in operational condition by the Army when turned over to the National Park Service in the early 1970’s.View the inner working and relive the day-today operations. Told through the eyes of the men and women who stood ready at Site SF-88, The Last Missile Site paints a vivid picture of the around –the –clock military mission that protected our nation from aerial attack during the tense years of the Cold War.Inside you’ll find:- Historical and present-day photographs- New 3-D graphics- Full-color maps- Extensive oral history interviews- Full indexThe Last Missile Site is an adaptation of a historical resource study done by the National Park Service titled — What We Have, We Shall Defend: An Interim History and Preservation Plan for Nike Site SF-88L, Fort Barry, California produced in 1988. Over the years, since 1988, much more information about SF-88 was developed therefore- it seemed like a good idea to use this study as the basis for a new book with revised color illustrations, additional photographs, and interviews with the men and women who served at the site.The two authors who created the 1988 report were enthusiastic about producing a new version of the report that would be sold in the visitor’s center in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.The award winning Ormsby & Thickstun Interpretive Design Studio went to work recreating many of the original images for the book. They produced cutaway drawings of the underground magazines based on official blueprints as well as redrawing many familiar diagrams of the various sections of the Nike missile system.The result is the only non- military book in print to fully describe and illustrate a Cold War Era Nike Air Defense missile launch site.