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Location DB > United States > Montana > Ledger > Montana Safeguard Complex
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Montana Safeguard Complex
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created by Aran on 12/20/2021 2:08 AM
last modified by Aran on 12/20/2021 2:35 AM
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 Overview
 Description
The unfinished pyramid of the Montana complex built for the Safeguard Program. Only the base and part of the second level remain. The only truly interesting part about this abandonment is it's history, truth be told.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
Hauser Rd
Ledger, Montana
United States
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Lots of graffiti, it seems to be a popular party spot for teenagers in the surrounding community.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1969
    Closed: 1972
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     History
    In the fifties and sixties, the US military began to consider anti-ballistic missile defense systems to defend the Minuteman missile farms against incoming ICBMs and preserve America's ability to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike. Known as Perimeter Acquisition Radar (PAR) systems or the Safeguard Program, these US Army radar bases would relay information to US Air Force to provide targeting information for Spartan, Sprint, or Nike-X antiballistic nuclear missiles, each equipped with a small nuclear warhead.

    Three of these sites were planned, construction was started on two, and only one ever became operational. In 1979 America signed the SALT I treaty with the Soviet Union, limiting both nations to one PAR site each. Since the PAR site in Montana was only 10% completed, construction was halted upon the signing of the treaties. All underground structures have since been filled in, but the base of the radar pyramid still remains.
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     Future Plans
    It will continue to slowly crumble on the Montana plains, far away from civilization.
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    Sunset over the missile farms
    Mon, Dec 20th, 2021
    posted by Aran
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     Web Links
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 12/21/2021 11:50 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 21 21 at 11:50, Steed validated this location
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:35, Aran made this location available
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:35, Aran changed the following: Street Address, City
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:33, Aran changed the following: Display Name
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:33, Aran updated gallery Sunset over the missile farms
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:32, Aran updated gallery picture Great Dakota Pyramid.jpg
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:30, Aran updated gallery picture IMG_5076.jpg
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:30, Aran updated gallery picture IMG_5074.jpg
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:30, Aran updated gallery picture IMG_5068.jpg
  • on Dec 20 21 at 2:30, Aran updated gallery picture IMG_5064.jpg
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